Harvest time

United States
September 21, 2007 2:06pm CST
At this time of the year, fresh vegetables are very plentiful. It is the time to plan for the future. Years ago, gardens were planted in the spring and harvested in the fall, with lots of foods preserved for the winter. Now a days, with the convenience of grocery stores, many people don't bother with gardens, or the harvest. Life is so much more fast-paced these days that people just pay the higher prices at the store for fresh fruits and vegetables, than taking the time to grow their own. Some people just don't have a place to grow a garden, not leaving them a choice but to buy what they need. What I am interested in is to know how you put up the fall harvesting from your garden, if you have a garden. What do you do with all the cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, squash, pumpkin, and any leftover herbs, before winter really sets in and freezes everything. Happy posting..
3 responses
• United States
22 Sep 07
well lets see i put the hot peppers in vinguar and i cut up the bell peppers and freeze them i freeze eggplant, and green tomatoes i take the whole red tomatoes and pare boil them and them freeze them and also make sauce with them to
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• United States
27 Sep 07
hi cajunhellcat, You have your garden under control. I hope you were able to harvest plenty. I like your ideas of putting up the different vegetables. I put up peppers in vinegar, and freeze raw green peppers, cooked eggplant, skinned and cut up tomatoes too. They sure come in handy in the winter time for something besides soups and stews. Thank you for your thoughts. Happy posting..
• United States
28 Sep 07
Thnk you to have a good one
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I love growing a garden. My Dad gardened all of his life and as we were growing up he usually had 3 LARGE gardens. We were always being sent to weed, help till and pick the ripe ones. To me there is nothing better than biting into a freshly grown tomato or the sweet taste of fresh peas. Even now that he's in his 60's he still has a big garden and farm animals. I wish I lived closer to him to be able to grow things with him. We live in an apartment now and there is no way to have a garden here. I tried to do growing in pots but they just wouldn't go so I'm forced to buy my veggies. Growing up, my Stepmother would can and freeze everything. In the middle of a hard Michigan winter, we'd be eating corn on the cob and chili made from garden tomatoes. I miss that :( **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
27 Sep 07
hi twoey, Now that sounds like when I grew up!! We always had a garden, grandpa lived next door and had his garden, so we had lots of fresh vegetables. And grandma canned any and everything that could be canned. Then she would freeze what she could, and cook and give away the rest to family that did not have gardens. It was awesome, a lot of family time spent in the gardens. I didn't have a garden this year and I really missed it. We are preparing the area for the spring. With a little luck, all will go well so I can have a garden, and enjoy it. Thanks for the memories of my childhood. Happy posting..
21 Sep 07
wwwooohh i didn't know that
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• United States
27 Sep 07
hi smunozleal, I see you learned something new today. Remember, you grow when you can learn something new everyday. Happy posting..