Where do I begin? I started last year a garden. A smaller garden of just tomatos, peppers, and zucchini. Our weather wasn’t great for a garden and was mainly rainy. I got NO zucchini, few tomatos and our tomato plants soon got a blight from our weather being wet, cool and less than desireable.
Moving forward to this year, my husband wanted to expand our garden. I thought he was nuts. I couldn’t do it all alone and I told him so. He helped me and we planted corn, cucumbers, watermelon, tomatos, pumpkin, lamkin melons, cantaloupe and cucumbers. We had a successful crop of green onions in the spring. We had mostly hot and dry weather in the summer. Unfortunately the watering I did do didn’t help the corn and they tassled early and were stunned at about 3-4 feet tall. Our peppers, jalepenos and tomatos did wonderful!!!. This year was a trial and error run that ended up saving us many meals between pasta salads and tomato sandwiches. We shared some with family and friends and had a bountiful blessed harvest.
We also picked about 13 pumpkins from two plants. My husband wants to go bigger and badder next year and if he is serious then I want to can. I want to get canning stuff at the auctions we go to and make sauces, salsa and canned tomatos. I know that tomatos we did have saved us a lot of money in dinners and my parents also. If we can, I know we can save into the winter with tomato and spaghetti sauces, salsa and other items. I am excited and nervous about learning canning. I will keep you updated on the adventures beginning next spring.!