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


 


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Video Tour of Our Garden Trellises

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

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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

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium Size Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Directions:

  • 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.

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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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Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
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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