Monday, August 9, 2010

Garden Report

The garden continues to grow, and I've been very busy with canning this past week. Unfortunately, it hasn't been do to the great amount of vegetables that our garden has produced.

We have been getting our vegetables from a local produce auction.
All this garden work, and we still have to buy veggies!!

We pulled up the potatoes last week. It was quite fun, actually. Kind of  like digging for buried treasure.

We also pulled up the onions. They weren't growing, so I ended up with a bunch of small onions. I decided to pickle them. That was a long and tedious job from start to finish. I don't even like pickled onions!

       Before and After Pictures

Our cabbages are very small, and I'm afraid they will all be eaten by bugs before they are big enough to be

The broccoli plants are big and leafy, but NO BROCCOLI. The eggplant is growing, but so far, no evidence that I will actually have eggplant. The same is true with the Brussel sprouts. I put the garden out a little late, so maybe they will come on eventually, but I'm not too hopeful.

The banana peppers are doing OK.

And, I'm starting to get tomatoes.

Here's the first installment of my work so far.
Top row: Sandwich Spread - 30 pts.
Middle row: Green beans - 8 pts.
More Sandwich spread;
Banana Peppers - 3 pts.;
Pickled onions - 3 pts., 8 half pints;
Squash - 4 qts. (left over from last year)
Bottom row: Potatoes - 8 quarts.

That is what has been keeping me busy this week. How about you?


  1. and now you can add salsa to the mix. :)

  2. Look at you! You do have to admit that the onions are quite pretty after. This year, the onion family didn't do well here either. The broccoli will do better when it cools down a little more. Eggplant takes time.

  3. Wow,look at all the wonderful things you've planted and have grown! I really admire that graden of yours!


  4. A beautiful garden and very nice pictures. Your memory looks like it works pretty well to me. Congrats on the BON. I hope one day I learn how to can. Heather


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