Monday, September 1, 2014

Garden Update

The basil harvest is going well.  I think we have enough frozen to last an entire year….  I am planning a tutorial on freezing it soon.

We're trying to leave potatoes in the ground and harvest them as we eat them.  Not sure how well that is going to work, but this whole garden thing is one big learning experience!

Tomatoes now have to be harvested every two days.  We are getting blanching and freezing down to a system.

Canning apparently decreases the nutritional value the most out of all the preserving methods, but then, it doesn't require refrigerator space.  The plan right now is to freeze until we have a bunch of fresh and frozen, and then do one big blast of canning.  (You can can previously frozen tomatoes.)  We'll try to keep as much frozen as we are going to have room for.  As for nutritional value, if we didn't can, we'd be buying canned tomatoes from the store anyway.

We'll keep you posted!


  1. It's going to be interesting to see the final total. Since we've been keeping track in grams, I have no idea how close we are to my goal of 100 lbs from the garden. (The scale was a gift from my European in-laws.)