little messy missy

little messy missy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Giant Marigolds, Cave Man Club Gourds and Green Salsa...

It was a great season for gourds. I have a lot and some of them stand as tall as my waist. The cave man club gourds did exceptionally well.
My marigolds grew over for feet tall this year, it is crazy.

I am off to make green salsa!

Green Salsa
5 cups diced green tomatoes
3 cups diced Anaheim chilies
1 cup seeded jalapenos
2 whole chopped jalapenos
8 cups chopped onions
2 cups vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
12 cloves garlic minced
2 T. cumin
5 T. cilantro
2 T. salt
1 T. black pepper

Bring to boil, then simmer at least 1 hour.
Process 25 minutes.


Sharon said...

Those cave man gourds are really something! I've never seen them before, quite unusual!

That salsa, sounds Hotchacha!

farmlady said...

My oh my!! Look at these gourds. This is a spectacular harvest...
Hope they all dry well and become something wonderful.
The marigolds are huge. What are you feeding everything? That soil must be really good.
The salsa recipe looks delicious. I may try some.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What are you putting in that dirt to make those marigolds grow like that?? I have NEVER seen anything like it! My tomatoes did get that tall this year. Your salsa sounds yummee!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So do you eat all those gourds or what?

val said...

oh those gourds are amazing! I love them all....and the marigolds, how pretty!

jillytacy said...

I printed the salsa recipe for my husband. I think he'll love it!
I love the gourds. Do you wood burn them all. How long does to take to dry them and prepare them for wood burning?

Jeanne said...

WOW! You don't have a green thumb.... Your whole hand is green! Maybe arm too!
What is your secret? Chicken fertilizer?
The recipe for green salsa sounds good! Thanx for sharing.

Janet said...

Your gourds are amazing! Do you use them in art or are they to eat?

mya said...

WOW, I did not know that marigolds ever got to be so tall... okay, you were on your knees, right?

The gourds, are these edible varieties and/or do you make bowls or bird houses out of them? You have a bunch of them

bad penny said...

Those are fabulous gourds ! My marigolds did well - but not like yours !

Crazy Amy said...

WOW on the gords. Just beautiful. I am so impressed with the marigolds. The grasshoppers here eat my to the steams and leave me with twigs sticking out of the ground. It's a sad sight. Salsa would be so good about now :)

Pam @ Frippery said...

Wow, Wonderful garden!!!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

these are awesome! I love gourds. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, LisaKay


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