We have hit harvest season for the garden! We have harvested over 60 pounds this year. I don't know that we'll reach our 150 pound goal. The onion and potato disasters really threw off my estimate.
The spring crops are doing well though and we will start planting for "second spring" (we can do a second round of spring veggies late in the summer around here) and fall pretty soon. I will have several food preservation posts to put up this week, so I thought we'd start off with a picture update of the garden.
Black eyed peas are growing pretty well, but not quite ready to pick yet. I remember going to my grandparent's ranch when I was a kid and picking pounds and pounds and pounds of black eyed peas. We'd have paper grocery bags full of them. Then all afternoon we'd hide inside to get away from the Southern Texas heat and shell all those peas. Hopefully my girls are doing the same here soon. We ended up planting California black eyed peas and finding out a couple of weeks later that they don't do so well in this area. The plants look great, we'll have to wait and see how they produce.
Coming up this week: Canning successes and failures. We've tried out some new recipes and also utilized a few classics!