Once again, long time no blog for me. I have been taking photos though, so this is a summary of the last few weeks of garden growth and harvest.
It rained like crazy most of yesterday and all this morning. So hard that I felt a little bit bad sending the girls out to the bus this morning. Not bad enough to keep them home, however. That would be NUTS! The rain has now stopped and the sun is actually trying to make an appearance.
Now for the garden update. The garden is about done for the year. There are still a bunch of green tomatoes on the vine, but almost everything else has about reached its life span. I still need to pick the winter squash once the vines die off completely and there are a few melons out there yet. The beans are finally done, netting us 3 gallon sized bags full in our freezer for meals later this winter. I also made around a dozen containers of roasted veggie pasta sauce which is also in the freezer.
I pulled the rest of the onions last week and have them stored in a paper bag, to hopefully last the winter. I planted a 60 foot row of onion sets this year and they turned out better than ever before. I will definitely be doing onions this way again next year. Forget those tiny little plants you can buy from the garden center (or start in the basement) that take forever to separate and plant and yield only small onions.
The second round of picking was just last weekend and I came home with 3 boxes. I still have a few left but most have either been eaten raw, made into a delicious peach pie (in lieu of birthday cake for Mae's B-day last week), canned or given away to friends and family.
With that, I want to continue my tradition of giving away a jar of my home canned peaches as an end of the season Monday Garden Club wrap-up. So if you live in the US (sorry, Joey) and are interested in tasting some home grown Wisconsin peaches, leave a comment on this post and I will announce the random winner here next Monday. If you participated in my Monday Garden Club this season by posting a Monday Garden entry on your blog, leave a second comment. The giveaway will be open through Sunday night. And once again, I have no license to distribute my canned goods, but I can assure I made them following safe canning practices. By entering this giveaway you are accepting all risk. I feed them to my children, so I wouldn't worry too much if I were you.
Good Luck and Happy Gardening!