My garden is looking a little over-grown at the moment. We’ve had lots of rain during the month of June and the plants loved it. In this mess of green I have beans, some herbs, a couple of cucumbers and lots of tomatoes.
My two other beds are full of tomato plants, green peppers and jalapeno plants. In about a week I should be able to pick a couple of tomatoes. Then I’m sure all the rest of the plants will come to fruit at the same time and I’ll be inundated with tomatoes. I need to get my tomato plan in order. Will I make most of them into sauce? juice? paste? salsa?
Last year my two girlfriends and I went in together and purchased this food strainer for making applesauce. It made the job go so much faster! I’m thinking that I can use tomatoes with this too. I need to pull it out, read the directions and figure out what to do before I’m swamped with tomatoes. Last year I got so overwhelmed that I just threw them whole in the freezer to deal with at a later date.
My girls love to help with the garden.
(Looking for bugs while mom is working in the garden)
They are learning so much about plants, bugs, and veggies by helping me with our garden.
(catching bugs and putting them in a bug-viewer)
I love that gardening gets us outside. It allows us to observe and work with the things God created.
And that reminded me to have my older kids do a summer nature study page–to give them time to sit and observe the sights of summer.