Our garden was very, very good to us this year. The best part was that 5 of the 12 corn Joshua planted actually grew and gave him 6 ears of delicious, sweet, white and yellow corn. Joshua and papa have been planting corn for several years and each year the birds and other little critters get to it before it has a chance to produce any ears of corn.
This year, Joshua and papa decided to trick the birds and critters, they built a frame around the corn and wrapped netting around it. As the stalks grew the netting got higher and higher. I realize that farmers probably lose a few stalks as well, but with acres and acres of corn I’m sure they don’t miss a few, all this little boy wanted was to say was that he grew and ate his own corn….MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!! That smile was worth all of the netting adjustments and screech-owl moving.
Everything else we planted came in heavy as well; jalapeno’s, yellow, orange and green peppers, cucumbers and four varieties of tomatoes. Our garden gave us many gifts, enjoyed not only by us but also family and friends.
Since our garden produced so many tomatoes and jalapeno’s this summer Walt and I wanted to try our hand at homemade fresh salsa. After doing a little “salsa” research we came up with our own little concoction and were pleasantly surprised when it turned out delicious!! Give it a try, let us know if you like it!
What You’ll Need:
3 Jalapeno’s (I seeded 1.5 and left the seeds in the other 1.5)
2 cloves of garlic chopped up fine (I might add a third next time)
1 medium onion chopped fine
5 (about 1 lb.) tomatoes chopped into small pieces (I seeded 3 and left the seeds in from the other 2)
2 tbls. Lime juice
1 tbls. Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (you can add more to your preferrence)
- In a medium bowl mix the chopped jalapeno’s, garlic, onion, tomatoes lime juice, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper together
- Add the cilantro to the mixture
- Refrigerate to chill