I’m continually surprised by our garden. I just kept thinking that because we started so late and because we’ve not gotten much rain, that we wouldn’t have much produce at all.
But I came home the other day to find a whole basket full of green beans on the kitchen counter!
I mixed half of them into fried rice that I made one evening, and we at the other half as a side dish the next night. Yum.
The lettuce has been doing quite well, also. We planted two kinds: Black Seeded Simpson and Buttercrunch. I think we prefer the Buttercrunch because it’s heartier, and we’ll probably plant more of that next year.
Since it was going to frost the other night, we knew we needed to cover some things and bring other items inside. So we’ve got a bowl full of green tomatoes, too.
There are a couple of tomatoes big enough to make Fried Green Tomatoes, I think. Chef suggested making a green tomato salsa with the little ones.
Plus, Chef pointed out to me that we’ve got some little broccolis growing, and the turnips look like they are doing very well. So maybe I was wrong when I said that we didn’t save any money on our groceries this year. We’re really getting a lot more produce than I thought.
And that extra money? Toward the debt, of course.