I haven’t mentioned much on how my garden has done this summer so I thought I would share. It has been producing more than enough for my families needs so I have been giving the extras to my neighbors. For some reason my zucchini, yellow squash and green beans started producing tons quite early so I have been baking loaves of zucchini bread and have been having plenty of stirfries. The carrots aren’t very plentiful, but when we do pull them out my boys eat them up immediately. Same with the snap peas, which only produce about 3 -6 a day. I have also been picking a few cucumbers. Our raspberry bushes kept us happy for quite a few weeks, then stopped a couple weeks ago, but now our late harvest raspberry bushes have just begun to give us some huge, red berries.
Currently, our tomato plants are really producing and this year they are nearly perfect! Last year every single one of my tomatoes rotted at the bottom, but this year I only watered at the base of the plant, which I had heard is the reason for tomato rot, and lo and behold, perfect tomatoes! My friend, Estie, gave me a great recipe using tomatoes and I have been making it non stop. I will post pictures and the recipe as soon as I make it again!
Whether or not I have saved money by planting my own garden would not deter me from planting again. Being able to walk out of my kitchen and into the back yard to pick my ingredients for dinner that night, and also knowing that they are fresh and organic, makes it all worth it to me.
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