Sunday, September 28, 2014

Winter pending...

We're still continuing to collect tomatoes, eggplant, and cherry tomatoes from our garden. We're still lucky not to have had a hard frost yet, so the fruit is still sweet and delicious! Our freezer is full of frozen bags of roasted tomato sauce, and we're looking forward to tasting the flavors once the snows set in. All-in-all, it's been a very productive year for our little garden that started early this year when I decided to take a chance on growing seeds in my basement. It was never intended to be a money-saving, or money-making venture, but has resulted in lessons we've learned about planning the garden layout, using rainwater collected in our rain-barrels to keep the soil moist and the plants happy, celebrating the first vegetable flowers and fruit, harvesting the fruit of our labors and sharing with neighbors and friends.

We're still considering an expanded garden next year so the plants and herbs can stretch to their full potential. But, for now, we're enjoying this end-of-season phase of harvesting, canning, and sharing our bounty. A wonderful ending to these warm summer months.

Happy tasting!


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