Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Garden Update

The garden is coming along very nicely. Tonight hubby brought home 3 squash, 1 head of iceberg lettuce, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 1 bell pepper, numerous red potatoes, a few sugar snap peas and a few strawberries. The red potatoes were a big surprise. We had no idea it would be this soon. Definitely not prepared. In the next 1-2 weeks we will be harvesting all the red and white potatoes. They were planted in early April. So tonight I got on Amazon and ordered our dehydrator, some oxygen absorbers and the book "The Dehydrator Bible". No one in our family is very fond of frozen vegetables and even less fond of canned vegetables, so drying seemed the only way for us to go. The two heads of lettuce will probably be the last until the temps cool down in the Fall and we can plant again. Just too hot right now. It is such a blessing to see the harvest of what was planted a couple of months ago. It can be very addicting, just like hatching baby chicks. My husband mentioned the other day that he would be happy just to be a farmer, maybe one day.


Stoney Creek Homestead said...

Oh wow!!! My garden isn't even all in yet, and what is in, is just starting to poke their heads up. And here you are already harvesting squashes and spuds!! I have to agree with you. Producing ones own food, and enjoying the fruits of your labour are extremely rewarding!! I can't wait until I can start nibbling from my garden. I feel like a child waiting for Christmas!!


Stoney Creek Homestead said...

a PS note: Wish Grace a very Happy 12th Birthday from me. I hope all her wishes and dreams come true!

Staci said...

I have not yet tried dehydration. Hoping to do so next year. I look forward to hearing how it works for you.