Video Tour of Our Garden Trellises, Making Zucchini Chips and Fighting the Blight



Video Tour of Our Garden Trellises

Taking an early morning stroll around the garden and casually sharing about the different trellises we use. 



Making Zucchini Chips

 If you’re looking for an enjoyable snack and have some extra zucchini (who doesn’t if you’re growing zucchini) than you might enjoy this delicious and simple recipe. I made some last night and enjoyed them after dinner. It’s not something you would want to eat a ton of in one sitting but good none the less.

Zucchini Chips

Simple Zucchini Chips Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes          Cook Time: 2 hours


  • 1 Medium Size Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt


  • Slice zucchini thin using a mandoline.
  • Put sliced zucchini in bowl and lightly coat with olive oil and add a little salt.
  • Spread out slices on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 2 hours at 225 degrees or until crisp.



Fighting the Blight

 After making the trellis video I noticed some signs of early blight on my tomato plants so I thought I better take care of that. I started by removing the affected leaves and branches with a pair of scissors. I was careful to disinfect the scissors after every cut by dipping them in a jar of water with a tsp of bleach so that I didn’t spread the fungus.

tomato blight

Next I mixed up a batch of spray that would suppress the fungus. I went with a Cornmeal Juice solution made by soaking whole ground cornmeal in water at one cup per 5 gallons of water for about an hour. I also mixed this solution with some compost tea and added a little liquified garlic. I then strained out all the solid material and put it in a sprayer and thoroughly soaked the foliage and soil around the plants. I then took the soaked cornmeal and spread it around the plants.

I made enough of the spray to repeat the process a couple more times over the next few days. I will continue to keep a close eye on it but this should do the trick.




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I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.

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