Well I survived my list of things to do yesterday. However, I didn’t quite get as much done as I would have liked. Isn’t that just the way it always works out!
I cleaned up the mess from Friday only to make a bigger mess last night that now needs to be dealt with...lol
The weather was overcast yesterday afternoon so I was able to get a lot of work done in the garden.
At least one cob of corn is ready. I think I might eat it for lunch today.
The zucchini had thankfully not mutated and were a nice size to pick. There are about 10 more 5inch ones out there, but only an inch in diameter so I left them.
I decided that since I didn’t know what to do with the cucumbers that I would just leave them. However, Mr. Pickles went out and picked a kitchen size garbage bag this morning. Like I didn’t have enough other things to do today...lol Oh well he thought he was doing me a favour...lol
I picked both rows of beans yesterday. I just pulled the suckers up by the roots and picked away. I think I left more than half of the green beans in the garden though. They were just too yellow and I wasn’t sure if I could shell them or not. Oh well almost all the purple beans were good so there wasn’t much of a chance that I wouldn’t have enough.
I will leave the bean totals for tomorrow and the preserving totals till Tuesday....but
|Blanched Beans minus another 2lbs still in the sink|
All that took me 3 hours to wash and blanch and then another hour later to vacuum seal. Needless to say I was very tired after all of that.
So with 4 hours on the beans and of course I had to have a nap it didn’t leave time to
Harvest broccoli and cauliflower...wash...blanch
Make beet root relish
Make pizza and tart dough
Make cabbage soup
Today was going to be a salsa making day though...so we shall see what gets done!
On a side note........
Onions in the porch.....STINKY!!!! Mr. Pickles thought the sewer had backed up when he got home...lol