Everyday lately we’ve been harvesting a good chunk of our food from our backyard. I’ve noticed that our grocery bill is less than half of our usual total, and the cart looks pretty empty when we get to the checkout stand.
Here are a couple of pictures that show most of what we harvested yesterday:
We got our first peppers yesterday, and our first broccoli. We also found a few zucchinis that had been hiding… oops! They are huge! The pile of green beans in the top photo came from one plant, and we have about 50 plants out there, so we’ve been eating lots of beans lately.
Nearly all of that food was gone by the end of the day – everything except the tomatoes and the four biggest zucchini. We have the tomatoes in a bowl on the counter for snacking, and there are still a few left. The big zucchini are all shredded and in the freezer – our first preserving of the summer!
Now that we’re getting so much food from our garden, all the work that we put in early in the spring to dig beds, add compost, and tend to our little seedlings seems very much worth it.
Hope you’re all having a great weekend!