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green pepper soup from my deck garden

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Since arthritis found me, I no longer keep a big garden. But for the last couple of years, I have experimented with deck gardening. This year I planted pepper and tomato plants in my Veg Trugs (mine are pop-up, foldable raised garden planters bought at Lee Valley Tools for about $70 each). They dry out quickly but otherwise are great and easy to manage. This year I have grown a nice crop of green peppers and tomatoes on my deck.

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This past weekend, I harvested my first little peppers.

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I sliced my peppers and made a nutritious soup for lunch. Ingredients: 2 peppers sliced, 1 yellow onion chopped, 1 clove garlic chopped, water, vegetable broth, gluten-free spaghetti, black pepper, basil, turmeric. Spicy but not salty. Delicious.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017 

Written by jane tims

August 30, 2017 at 7:34 am

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  1. What a great idea! Is your deck facing south? Our deck faces east and I’m not sure if it would get enough sun to grow vegetables. The green pepper soup sounds yummy. 🙂

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    Barbara Rodgers

    August 31, 2017 at 8:54 am

    • Hi. Ours faces east and is overtopped by trees, but I managed to find a couple of sunny spots. I don’t get a terrific crop, but I am pleased with what I get. Worth trying I think. Jane

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      jane tims

      September 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  2. Yum! Looks like a wonderful soup. There’s nothing like fresh veggies from the garden. 🙂

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    Robin

    August 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    • I had a green pepper in an omelet this morning. I love being able to grow even a little of what I eat!

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      jane tims

      September 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm


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