Salsa! The garden season in jars.

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  1. Daniel W

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    The soil and garden beds were prepared.
    Soil nurtured with compost, coffee grounds, biochar, tree leaves, and eggshells.
    Raised beds rebuilt and repaired.
    Growing containers designed, built, filled.
    The seeds and sets were planted.
    Plants set out in the beds and containers.
    Irrigation system installed.
    Mulch in place.
    Tending, watering, care.
    The sun shone with nurturing light.
    Tomatoes picked, garlic and onions dug. Chilis carefully picked.

    Tomatoes skinned and chopped. Chilis seeded and chopped. Onions skinned and chopped. Garlic finely diced.

    Lemon juice, salt, spices mixed in. Cooked, stirred, ladled, and canned.

    And there they are.

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    Plus, one extra jar that didn't fit in the canner, so that one goes into the fridge for fresher eating.

    These are my garden efforts, saved in glass for the year ahead.

    And much more for sauces, fresh meals, and other food and flavors.
     
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    Thanks for posting/sharing this with us over here. It's not only a delight to see, but has just inspired me to try the same! :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Great posting, Daniel. It is a lyrical article that stimulates hunger. I can almost taste the salsa. Chapeau for your accomplishments.
     
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    Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
     
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    Those look and sound really good. How many tomato plants did you plant?!?!
     
  7. Daniel W

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    I have two raised beds for tomatoes, each 4 x 8 feet. One gets sauce tomatoes, one gets dwarf slicing tomatoes. I think I planted 12 plants per bed.

    The sauce tomatoes are determinate. They are on a cardboard mulch and just sprawl on top of the cardboard. No weeds or disease. The drip emitters are under the cardboard.
     
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    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    Boy those look yummy Daniel. Where did I leave those tortilla chips?
     
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    @cuatro-gatos they are in the pantry:)
     
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    The dedication you put into nurturing your ingredients is truly admirable. I've found that incorporating those freshly picked delights into a homemade pico de gallo adds an extra layer of freshness and flavor. It's like a burst of garden essence in every bite! Have you experimented with different herb combinations in your salsa?
     
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    I agree with frankie4… Daniel has dedication and super skills just looks amazing to see the whole process . It’s a lot of effort and experience and knowing how much time and work went into the project is fulfilling and tasty.
     
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