After several weeks of me telling you that we needed rain, we finally got about an inch on Saturday. It wasn’t a drought-buster, but it was definitely a blessing. We even got a little rain yesterday afternoon. The rain has meant that I haven’t had to water my garden this week so far. Yippee!
You might notice that the garden is starting to look a little bare. Last week I picked all of the corn. This week I picked the onions and pulled up the broccoli and cauliflower plants. I even harvested two heads of cabbage.
Our eight broccoli plants had produced a nice amount, but our cauliflower was a bust. The plants never formed heads. I think I am going to give up on cauliflower. I have never had any luck with it.
While I had picked 10 1/2 dozen ears of corn last week, about two dozen ears had to be thrown away because they never formed any kernels of corn.
Despite that fact, I was able to freeze 34 cups of corn and save 1 dozen to eat on the cob. A couple of years ago my husband’s step-mom told me about an easy way to freeze corn. If you have sweet corn to freeze I suggest you check it out.
I harvested 48 onions a few days ago. The white onions looked much better than the yellow so I think I might only plant white onions next year. I saved out nine onions for use now, and I froze the rest.
This picture reminds me that I need to take this pan of chopped onions out of the freezer and put the onions into freezer bags. Freezing chopped onions is a great way to preserve an onion harvest. They are ready to go when I need them. Check out how I freeze onions by clicking here.
My back garden spot is looking a little sad. I think one of my butternut squash plants is dying and I know my pumpkin plant is dying for sure.
I have three orange pumpkins ready in the middle of July. Not exactly the fall pumpkins I was hoping for, but I am happy to have them.
Last night for supper I made coleslaw, corn on the cob, and some roasted zucchini, tomatoes, and green peppers. They were all from our garden. It felt great to be able to provide so much food for my family that was home-grown and organic.
Have you been able to feed your family any produce from your garden this week?
*I wanted to let you know that tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. CST I will be posting a recipe that is part of a virtual barbecue. There are eight bloggers competing to see whose recipe post gets the most comments. I would absolutely love to win!
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