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. : )