The last few bits from the garden.
This is a funky little eggplant, which is incredibly tasty when sliced, brushed with olive oil, and grilled.
I don't think I will grow them again as I got two measly eggplant per plant. Kind of pricey!
And in abundance at the Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
The last of the winter squash. I think these are called "Lil Dumplings", or something like that. It is similar to an acorn squash, only sweeter. I actually poke a few holes in it, and microwave till nearly done. Then I cut in half and seed it. Finish cooking either in the oven with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, or in the microwave.
The Butterfly Bush is the last bloomin' flower in the autumn garden, but well worth the wait! We have butterflies swarming this bush, and it is such a delight to sit on the front porch and watch the wonder of it all.
Now comes some of the dirty work.
I have to clear out all the dead and dying vegetable matter. Then top dress the garden with the dirty straw and poo from the hen house. Hopefully, this will break down over the winter, and I will have incredibly rich,fertile soil to work with come spring.
It is my hope.
The girls are 17 weeks old now, so we should be seeing some fruit from our labor very shortly. Maybe in the next 3 weeks?
I'll keep you posted!