With all the rain we have been getting here I was a little worried about the garden, but everything is doing well except for the corn. I have learned they need lots of nitrogen and that is why they are tasseling early. My tomato plants are taller than me (I am 5’6), I have already picked almost two dozen cucumbers and a good batch of green beans. I also have harvested our green onions. I have used the onion part and have diced up the green part and put in vacuum sealed bags in the freezer for winter soups.
Some progress I have made in things I am learning and wanting to do are the following:
-Invested in a freezer. I put a Kenmore 7cubic feet on layaway at Kmart and picked it up a couple weeks ago. I am planning on putting pico de gallo in there, possibly some peaches, etc.. Hopefully, some meat also!
-Saved some cucumber seeds and let them dry for next year.
-Harvested the green onions as above.
-Made two batches of refrigerator pickles.
-Have got canning supplies. still need pint jars.
-Have got some seeds for next years garden and put them in an air tight jar.
-Rearranging and reorganizing our garage for more shelving to get more stockpile items.
-We were blessed with two rain barrels, food grade plastic, with spigots that we put on blocks on each side of the garden. This is something we were going to tackle by making our own out of garbage cans. I was so happy when I got a message from a friend that she had a couple extras.
I am excited about the progress in the garden and the blessings of veggies we have had so far.