|tomato harvest August 30|
|acorn squash - August 30|
|green beans - August 25|
|lemon cucumbers - August 26|
There are a handful of adorable decorative gourds and mini pumpkins. Where the Baby Boo's came from I don't know, they suddenly appeared in the compost heap!
Winged Decorative Gourd
What have I been doing with it all? Well, we eat the cucumbers and peppers right away. I have yet to cook the squash into "pumpkin." (I use winter squash in any recipe calling for pumpkin. The taste is identical.) I have canned more tomatoes.
I dehydrated another tomato batch too. After running out of canning jars, with several pounds of tomatoes left, I offered them free on Craigslist. The man who committed to taking them didn't show, and I ended up throwing them out. What an unnecessary waste.
Unfortunately, I discovered just in time that I can't safely water can green beans. My grandmother always did, and no one got sick, but it is advised to only use a pressure canner for beans. I had the jars all ready to go too. So, I had to freeze them instead.
|green beans I had to de-jar and freeze|