Fruits of the Labor ~ Sowing and Reaping


Yesterday I gave a glimpse of how our garden is doing growing-wise.  And while the plants look good and we’re enjoying the increased green around our home, we also were intending on partaking in some of the delicious vegetables generated from said garden.  It’s still early in the process and I’m sure I’ll have more to share later, but here’s just a quick look at a few of the things we’ve enjoyed so far.

imageFirst off are the cucumbers, which are growing really, really well.  I took the 4 largest, ripest ones that we had and made 2 batches of fridge pickles.  One batch was really good, and one was not so much.  Nothing to do with the cucumbers, I just was testing out a couple of different recipes to see which one I liked the best and one was clearly better than the other.  But as you can see this small jar looks good and I can assure that it also tastes delicious.  There is another set of cucumbers that are almost ready to go, so I’ll probably do a fuller post on them and include the winning recipe as well.

imageThe other set of plants that has been producing are the tomatoes.  There are a ton of smaller ones that we’ve gotten and the bigger ones are starting to get ripe now as well.  I recently took advantage of having both fresh tomatoes and basil available to make this one pot pasta recipe, which was really easy and quite delicious.  Highly recommended.

The corn, carrots, squash, peppers, and watermelon all still have a little ways to go before they are ready, but we’ve been pretty excited about what we’ve gotten so far and are definitely looking forward to more delicious fruits of our labor.


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