Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Thursday September 01, 2011

Heirloom Breeds & Seeds:
Harvest Time - a True Bounty

Ok, so admit it, I expected my garden to produce some food but it is truly extraordinary how much food a 20 X 48 foot garden can yield.  I can't keep up with the tomatoes despite our eating 2-3 a day, canning 50 jars of salsa, roasting multiple pans of cherry tomatoes and freezing and of course, giving some away.  I think one needs to take a week or two off and just put up your food!

So here's my harvest thus far - at least 2 small bushels of jalapenos, 100 lbs tomatoes, 20 eggplant, 50 garlic cloves, who knows how much kale and Swiss chard, 10 heads of cabbage, still waiting to harvest onions.....

And now I am getting ready to plant for late fall harvest, so stay tuned!!