The garden keeps growing, and growing, and growing! We had a kind friend look after the chickens but he has his own garden, so my squash were left to plot world domination. It’s a good thing I came home a day early or we’d be duking it out for the house.
We haven’t weighed the squash yet. I’m going to need to find a larger scale. I need to be strong next year and plant only Costata Romanesca zucchini and Flying Saucers. Definitely no Yellow Crookneck. I’ll shred and freeze quite a bit of the squash, and the rest will be shared with friends and the hens. In the past I’d offered some of our excess to the local pantry, but our local food pantry closed a few weeks ago.
The tomatoes came in at nearly 23 lbs.; the beans, over 4 1/2 lbs. Yikes. The tomatoes became 16 pints of salsa, and the beans will be blanched and frozen tomorrow. Even with 16 pints of salsa, I have quite a few tomatoes left over. I’d like to try and make homemade enchilada sauce if I can find a safe recipe to can. If anyone knows of one, please share!