Well, we’ve done pretty good this year. After a slow start, the garden produced a surprising amount of lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.
We made refrigerator pickles out of the cucumbers. They were the wrong kind of cucumber to pickle, but they still turned out well.
We’ve only got two ears of corn growing, but we’re excited to have any corn at all. We’ll see how big they get. I’m not really sure when we’re supposed to pick them, but I keep telling the kids we’ll know.
Two cantaloupes were harvested before an early frost killed out my cantaloupe plants, as well as my cucumber and heirloom tomato plants. Darn raised deck. That has never happened to me before. We’ll keep it the same way next year because of the deer and rabbits, but putting the garden in the ground with chicken wire around it is looking more enticing.
The kids really liked the cantaloupe but it was definitely low on the flavorful scale.
Meghan has turned into an avid gardener based on cherry tomatoes alone. She is reaping all the boys’ hard work in handfuls of red, round treats that she is reluctant to share. She gets up on the deck and starts squeaking “Ready! Ready!” until we hand her a tomato that is “ready”.
We’re preserving herbs and hoping it stays hot through September. Maybe our corn will be “ready” soon. We are all loving the mini-harvest.