A Tangled Garden in Tok

A few weeks of neglect while traveling let the vegetable garden overgrow and go to seed a bit, but despite the neglect, the rain and the limited sun this summer, our garden’s yield has been pretty good. Just a few photos from the other day.

Ended up making a fresh pico de gallo with the tomatoes and a jalapeno along with a cucumber (store bought organic) and an onion (also store bought). Delish! The only downside: the peas this year are woody. Now what can I do with several gallons of carrots? The swiss chard was easy – the whole bunch sauteed was a perfect side dish for three for a single meal.

All in an Alaska summer’s growing season.

How did your vegetable garden fare this year?

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  1. Mary Logan

     /  September 4, 2010

    That’s some garden! We still have endless lettuce and kale and spinach. Hopefully another month’s worth. Your carrots look much bigger, though, and carrots? Fuggedaboutit.

  2. deborah

     /  September 4, 2010

    Wow! Very impressive.

    May I share these pictures on AWN?

  3. Carrot cake!!! I have a great recipe if you want it. šŸ™‚

  4. Julie Pollock

     /  October 9, 2010

    Good job, a garden to be proud of, Aliza. I just grew some tomatoes in the greenhouse in Soldotna this summer and nothing in the raised beds outside…wasn’t sure where I would be due to my husband’s work schedule. But I am still eating the tomatoes and enjoying them. Your carrots look particularly good. Have you tried potatoes yet? Cheers!


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