Monday, July 20, 2009
Harvest is getting bigger
This is today's harvest from my little patch. I love when it starts coming on fast and furious. Well... I should say I love it until about August, when I'm knee deep in tomatoes. We've been eating lots of zuchini, sugar snap peas and lettuce. Now we're onto the green beans, beets and cucumbers. Soon will be tomatillos, peppers and tomatoes.
Tonights dinner will be pork chops with cucumber salad and beets. The zucchini was shredded and frozen. The peas and beans were frozen as well. There are tons more behind all of them. It will all taste so good this winter.
By the way, does anyone have a solution for freezing that doesn't involve plastic bags? We like some things much better frozen, than canned, but I hate using all those bags. They get reused, but still...
After I harvested the beets, I pulled the remainder of the broccoli plants. They had reached the end of life. I went on to plant the starts of broccoli and cabbage that I had started on my deck a few weeks ago. Next I planted beets, romaine lettuce and chard in the new area where my cold frames will go. I can't wait to see how everything does in my fall garden. I've never done so many things for fall. This is also the first year we'll have fully planted cold frames. There is a second frame to plant, but that will be planted with mache and something else to be determined later. Since we're getting rain for the next few days, everything should do very well.
Is anyone else planting fall crops?