Tonight is the threat of the first freeze. With this, I thought that I would post of pictures of the produce that I have picked from my garden this year. The first is today's harvest.
Watermelon, spinach, rutabaga, radishes, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, green bell peppers, leaf lettuce
Radishes, tomatoes, squash, bell peppers, mini red hot peppers
Radishes, squash, bell pepper, tomatoes, canteloupe
Squash, tomatoes, yellow and green bell peppers, red hot peppers, radishes, watermelon and pumpkin
watermelon, canteloupe, cucumber, tomatoes, red hot peppers, green beans
Canteloupe, squash, cucumber, zucchini, red hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, green beans
Canteloupe, bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, squash, zucchini
watermelon, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, squahs, cucumbers
And pretty much from July through now, this is what my counter in my kitchen has looked like!
I just wanted to share because I think that this is a great way to save a ton of money and to eat better. We never once ran out of fresh fruits and vegetables to eat with our meals, as snacks, and to give away to friends and family. The garden did excellent this year. And it really isn't nearly as time consuming as people think. After spending a good part of the day planting, really I just spend about 10 minutes per day picking what's ready, spot weeding, and checking things out for bugs or diseases. Every couple weeks I'll spend a couple hours in the garden thoroughly weeding, but it's not all that often. My short daily checks take care of most of it. Not only did we eat very fresh and healthy all summer, but we now have a frozen veggies and jars of salsa to enjoy all winter!