our garden has struggled this year
but we are grateful for the food it has produced
we continue to get tomatoes & kale
the peppers are almost done but produced enough to pickle a batch
the egg plant looks as though we'll get 4 or 5 more
this was our first year planting corn & while we have fought with the raccoons
we have been enjoying some very sweet corn
sadly, we won't have enough to put up because we keep eating it!
our first planting of green beans was lost to the heat but.....
a big thanks goes out to our friend rich for giving us his surplus of green beans
he & my mom even helped me snap & can the beans!
~i am one lucky girl~
the hubs re-planted beans so
we're keeping our fingers crossed that fall doesn't come too quickly & we'll have more beans to can
rich also gave us apples & my daughter & i canned several pints of applesauce
i can't tell you how thrilled i am that she loves growing & canning as much as my mom & i!
she helped me can grape jelly from our concord grapes...our first harvest!
so we traded jam for apples...a fair trade indeed!
nothing smells as delicious as concord grapes
we planted pimento peppers for the first time
and they are doing well
i've been looking up recipes & idea's of how to can them
having our own canned pimento's to add to our homemade pimento spread
would make it extra special
all in all, considering we've had very little rain this season
our garden will feed us into the winter
a huge thanks
to my mom for passing onto me her love of canning
and to rich for sharing his bounty
and to my sweet girl for always helping out her mom & dad
how did your garden do this year?