We've been expecting a freeze any day now, so on Sunday, Kev and I decided we'd better put the garden to bed...what garden there was. With the excessive heat and the drought this summer, our garden lacked a lot. We got a few potatoes, a very few onions and once the heat ended, we hoped we'd get to harvest something...anything! So, we ventured out Sunday afternoon and harvested.
I planted pole beans this year and bought a variety that grows purple beans. They turn green when you cook them. I chose these because I hoped they would be easier to pick than green beans. However, the leaves have enough of a purple cast that the beans weren't any easier to find on the vines. We picked over a 5 gallon bucket full of beans. They are now sitting in the freezer, waiting for me to have time to can them.
This is a shot of most of our tomato crop. We finally got a few tomatoes to eat, and quite a few cherry tomatoes, but not enough to can. However, we have gotten enough to enjoy a few BLT sandwiches!
So, this year, we didn't grow enough food to live on for the next year. Fortunately, I still have plenty of products that I canned last year. I'm saving seeds for next year and we'll try again...
If it rains...and if Mr. Mole moves away.