Lola's Victory Garden

Thursday, July 23, 2009

BlogHop 09

I'm not at BlogHer. (Sulk.) But if you're reading this you aren't either! (Sorry to rub it in.) So break out the booze and the snackies, cause it's party time!

I live with my partner and our 14 year old son and 16 year old daughter. I don't have a giveaway per see, but I do run a monthly Top Commenter Contest over at Lola's Diner where I reward my Top Comment Whores, (I mean Top Commenters). Still plenty of time to join in. Just start commenting!

At Lola's Victory Garden I blog about the progress of my Victory Garden. With a limited income and tough times I need to stretch every penny. Planting my own garden, will not only give me the freshest, best tasting produce now, but I plan on canning my surplus.

Canned Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles, Dilled Green Beans, Basil Green Beans, Pickled Asparagus, Tomatillo Salsa (yum!) and Tomato Sauce are just a few of the veggies I canned last year. Last year I also made Strawberry Jam, Blueberry Jam, Bluebarb Jam and my favorite, Blackberry Jam. I have also canned meatloaf and barbecued pork. (Yes! It's good too!)

This year I'm hoping to add coleslaw, pickles and brussels sprouts (they are delish! And I'm totally addicted to the ones they sell at my local Farmer's Markets.

If you are on Twitter, follow me. My Twitter Id is "lolasdiner".

Why not become a follower and follow my garden and my canning escapades?

Lola's Victory Garden
©2009

18 comments:

Jennifer Poppy said...

Wow! I'm impressed with what you're doing with a victory garden. Awesome:)

thatgirlblogs said...

oy, why do you have to be so talented? I kill all plants, unfortunately. good to meet you while blog hopping... I'll be back!

Stacey said...

Visiting from the Blog Hop to say Hello!

I'm impressed...I don't have a green thumb at all!

a49erfangirl said...

Lola your making me hungry with all the stuff you talk about from your garden. The weather wasn't very good here for a garden so I didn't plant. My son did though. He has some things that are just coming up. Not sure we will get to enjoy them in time. We have had hardly any rain either. Who is stealing all our rain? We are in a moderate drought here... Sigh... Stopping by to drop my entre card and also stopping by from the blog hop.

Andi said...

Stopping by from the BH. Home grown foods are the best possible foods you can provide you and your family. You know the source!

Melissa said...

Your garden sounds very ambitious! That's great! We have the standard cucumber, yellow squash, peas, green beans, and tomatoes. No luck with peppers this year, for some reason.

Blog Hopping tonight ...

Andrea said...

Oh how I wish I had a place for a garden. Thanks for sharing yours! Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

I would love to learn how to garden. In this economy what could be better than growing your own food! Just hopping by to say hi.

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

Stopping by from the Blog Hop. Love the Victory Garden name. WWII history is one of my favorite times. You'll have to check out the Depression Era Bread recipe I have on my site. No veggies in there, but it's a cheap, good history lesson that stretches the meals.

auntrene said...

Your victory garden sounds wonderful. Everything you canned sounds fantastic. I had never heard of canning coleslaw before. My mom used to make an Awesome Freezer Slaw when we were kids, she always freezed at least 100 containers.. 2 a week to last a year.. It usually lasted until time to make more.
By the way I am AuntRene stopped by from the BlogHop!!
Have fun!

auntrene said...

Just wanted to say I hit the Farmers Market this morning in our town. Green Beans, Green Peppers, 2 kinds of potatoes, 2 kinds of Onion, Squash, Zucchini,Tomatoes .. Yummy!!
We are having Greenbeans with Red Potatoes, onion and ham for dinner.. I just finished making homemade salsa!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

So jealous of your garden!! We tried for a few years, and apparently our soil isn't too fertile around here....

MrsAshley said...

I am hop-ing over to you from BlogHop'09, I am #311. I was busy this weekend so I'm a little behind. It is so nice to meet you! I am very impressed with your gardening skills. I tried a garden for the first time this year and all I'm left with is one tomato plant that produces two teeny tomatos at a time. : )

Be sure to Hop on over to my place and check out my 30+ giveaways (with a new one added daily) and to spread the BlogHop'09 Love!

Ashley
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Just_Aimee said...

Hopping by....your garden sounds amazing! It is great to meet you.

sheila said...

Sweet! I started my first garden this year. My carrots came out all weird but the whole thing is very cool.

KDL said...

We have a beautiful flower garden, courtesy of my hubbie, but too much shade to grow veggies. We have some tomato plants in a barrel and that's about as much as we get. I was hoping to co-op with some friends, but they are moving. Maybe next season...found you from the blog hop! Cheers.

I am Harriet said...

Dude....I think we've killed our gardens...

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

I am a little behind on the blog hop, but still wanted to say hello. SO, hello! Can I just say that I am in awe that you are such an expert gardener that you can too! I will definitely be looking for advice here.