Harvesting fall veggies

We are producing so fast, we can’t eat all the food. Especially the mustard greens.   I’ve given away 7 bags of greens, plus the 3 we’ve eaten. Now, that’s some garden! Take a peek!

The curly-cue carrots.

I haven’t been to the grocery store in weeks! No car driven. No gas used. No money spent. I go out to the garden, pull it up, and cook it for dinner. This might be the most fun I’ve ever had! I should have listened to my mother years ago. Why do we always figure that out so late in life?

Did you grow anything this year? Did your parents have a garden when you were a child? What’s your favorite food out of a garden? And what would you grow if you had the room? I love to hear your stories.

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12 responses to “Harvesting fall veggies

  1. this is exciting! my cousin has a garden and she loves it – it’s amazing the surplus! and my mom gardens and she loves it – except for the animals that come and eat most of it. I wish I could get into this – maybe later?? and then I’ll be saying what you said – “wish I had done this earlier!”

    • I know! :)It has saved us so much money and been such a thrill watching it grow and then you get so excited when it produces food! It would be a great science experiement for your boys. Real hands on, you know? They’re also more excited about eating it, because they grew it! And it’s so much easier than I thought it would be! (Varies. The first garden we produced zip. The second garden did much better. And this year has just been amazing.) I guess we’re learning, huh? :)Do it! I’ll be your cheerleader!

  2. I would love to grow mangos or bananas. Alas not much chance of that in Ireland!

    • Mangos would be fun to grow, wouldn’t they? That sounds delicious right about now….

    • Bridget – why is it we always want to grow what is impossible? I’ve to an Avocado tree in a pot in the shade house (not to shade it but keep the frost off) and it’s way taller than I am (which isn’t saying much) but it seems happy. Who know, maybe I’ll succeed. Someone I know is attempting bananas but I don’t hold out much hope. Maybe if I had a glass house attached to my potting shed….. LOL

  3. Hi Jennifer – wow what a garden. You did grow radishes they look like they might be daikon (japanese) and they are meant to be long. The reason they and your carrots have bent toes is because you soil got too hard at that level and so they went round it. Just dig deeper next season or raise the soil level. I ate my first persimon this year – yum! Well done you

    • Thanks!Aha! That explains the curls. I didn’t know what I did wrong! ha! They look so funny. I’ll work on that with the spring garden.So they are radishes. Hmm…now I know! I can’t wait to tell my husband about the “mystery roots.”This was the first time I’d ever heard of persimmons. Where have I been? They are so good!Thanks for stopping by my site. You know I appreciate that. 🙂

  4. Well done Jennifer.. I love those carrots with the curly toes..that sort of veg would be refused by the supermarkets because it does not conform to shape…silly stupid people!
    My favourite is greens, yummy, yummy!
    We have grown some potatoes this year, but in previous years all our plants for veggies got eaten by the mole! One fat mole I think…

    • Oh no! I found a mole track that went right under the compost! So far so good, but now I guess I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled! I like my curly cue carrots too. They’re so cute.

  5. Yup they are radishes. How did they taste? and on the subject of carrots – you should see the carrots I get in my veggie box – huge – 1 carrot is all it takes to make 3 cups of grated carrot for cake! Now that’s a BIG carrot!

    • Good grief, Alison! That is a big carrot! ha! The radishes were too hot for me and even for my honey. I heard they’re hot like that when they’re stressed—planted too closely together, etc.

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