This is is starting to be a daily haul. Tomato’s are so loaded the plants are starting to stress. I’m pulling them when they are mid orange and ripening on the tables to help the plants. We have pots of sauce going about every other day.
I think we have about 50 quarts of sauce put up so far & more to come. I wish I had kept track of the pounds as we have harvested. This is my first year with the Roma’s and it sure wont be the last! Those things are producers!
We’ve a pretty good system this past week. I’d have the sauce ready and after supper Larry would lid jars as I filled them and he’d load/unload the canner. It’s funny the simple things you find you can’t do but, I’m very blessed to have a husband that doesn’t hesitate to jump in without asking. I had intended on freezing the sauce until I could lift and twist. ( Canners, you know what I mean!) But, he said well, I can do that!
We had our first jar break ever in the canner. He was lifting the jars out and said “well, we have a floater”
These are heritage seeds I received from Kat. I have plenty set aside and am willing to share…just shoot me a email! Same with the zuccs.
I was really disappointed in the onion harvest. These were all little fingerings basically the same size but look at the difference in growth! Sweet, yellow and red..the largest was palm sized. I just don’t know what I did wrong.
Wrong or not they are now dehydrated and in a pint jar waiting to be used! I’ll have to check the farmers market for more to dehydrate while they are fresh.
Zucchini’s are shredded and in the freezer and dehydrated…along with peppers. That dehydrator is working like a charm and is proving to be everything the reviews and recommendations have touted!
These were all last weeks photos, the tomato’s have continued but I’ve been banned from the garden until today. The day after surgery I felt soooo good…better than I had in weeks!
I “just wanted to check out the garden” and found I could pull weeds and it didn’t even hurt. Well that must have been the meds talking as I paid for it 3 times over and I’m just now back to normal. “OK, define “normal”!
It’s been so crazy hot!!!! Yesterday I picked tomato’s and my feet were wet from dew in the shade…..and it was 2 pm and 93 degrees! That’s crazy humidity! So, I haven’t really minded being stuck at a slower pace.