Monday, February 03, 2014

Waiting for spring

Last year I had the best time working in my garden. I had more tomatoes and cucumbers than we could eat. I canned salsa and pickles. I'm getting ready to start my seedlings. I figure they'll need to be in the house 6 weeks before I can move them to the greenhouse.

So as I was cleaning out the pictures in my phone, I thought I'd share some with you.

This was a tomato that was destined to be noticed. lol

We had watermelon but none of them really ripened. So I won't be doing watermelon or cantaloupe this year. I think I'll do corn instead. 

We had these giant tomatoes but the tasted like shit and were mostly core and inedible parts. 
Won't be doing this variety again either.

I did love the purple cherry tomatoes. these medium tomatoes were good for salsa. 
But sheesh we had way too many.

I ended up with about 40 quarts of salsa.

and 20 quarters of pickles from one cucumber plant! 

At the peak of harvest, this was my average take every couple of days, 

My neighbor has apple trees and since I decided to channel Betty Crocker, I made apple pie filling too. It makes great Apple Crisp. Too bad my family doesn't like apple crisp. lol

The Crap Apple tree is coming down this spring. the only thing it's good for is pretty blossoms in the spring and crap apple jelly. but the work to make this crab apple jelly just wasn't worth it in the end. I'm buying jelly from the grocery store from now on.

Yeah, the apple juice wasn't worth the effort either. Apparently my family prefers the sugary type or the juice that comes in a little box with a straw.

anyway, those are my tribute to my planting season. Now bring on the sun. I'm done with the snow!

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