Welcome to the roundup for the 43rd Grow Your Own event. Created by Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes, Grow Your Own is now in its fourth year! It was wonderful to host in July, I received submissions from all over the world and met several bloggers new to the event.
Our summer has been cool so far, so my garden is a little behind. I see some of the tomatoes are out, but the heirloom plants I put in back in April have yet to set fruit. My herbs are quite happy, the cooler weather means less have bolted, but my squash and melon are just limping along. At the end of June, I harvested my garlic from the winter crop and it is now in the garage, drying and keeping cool. The pear tree is full of fruit, its second year, and I hope to figure out when to harvest a little better than I did last year. Blueberries are slow, I think the lack of heat might be the problem, and I let my last two artichokes go to flower, just to see the color.
If you are new to Grow Your Own, you can visit the Grow Your Own page to learn more about the event. All are welcome to participate, even if you are new to gardening, foraging, hunting or raising animals. Foraging can even include the bag of zucchini your neighbor leaves on your doorstep in the dark of night! Andrea is hosting again in August, so be sure to send her email if you want to participate. And, anyone who participates is also eligible to host the event, contact Andrea for more details.
Without further ado, here is this month’s roundup, presented in the order they were received:
Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette, from Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes (Virginia, USA)
and last, but not least, my own entry, Macaroni Salad!