July 21, 2011

Growing your own veggies!

Our garden is coming along quite well to say the least.  Just to give you an idea of what I have harvested THIS WEEK alone!
Bucket O' Broccoli


Mmmm....  I ended up freezing around 8 gallons.


Fresh Iceberg Lettuce. 

Washed and drained.  Great for salads and sammy's.  Wish I could preserve it longer.  : (


The dishdrainer filled with yellow squash, zucchini, cucmbers, and various peppers.




While those were draining I will still soaking other veggies in the sink.


I like to grow something new each year that I have never grown.  This year I went with "white cucumbers"  They are more of a light yellow but, very crisp with a great flavor. 
I really want to make some bread and butter pickles with some of them. 


Besides all that I also picked, strung, broke and canned 20 pints of green beans.  We will have more ready to pick this afternoon.  I will post some photos of the green beans soon.  I am going to do a "canning your own green beans" tutorial. 

Whew!  This is a lot of work but sooo worth it in the wintertime!  Thank goodness that my wonderful hubby is such a hardworker and keeps the garden manicured and weeded so I can get to the good stuff. 

And, one of my good friends was bitten by a copperhead a few weeks ago so of course I'm terrified everytime I walk outside.  Guess thats what we get for living out in the country.  Although, it's worth it.  : )

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