2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Garden 2019
As long as I get enough to preserve/can up for what I need, I'll be good. And, unless something drastic happens, there should be plenty for that. The plan is already in place for next year, since I have enough wire, and T-posts to fence the entire garden off.
The tomatoes are loaded, and starting to ripen. The beans are also hanging full, and lots of blooms showing. So now to get the timing down to pick, then preserve what I need on those rainy days, when I can't do outside work. Lots of that to do around here.
Next year I'll try my luck with growing potatoes. Seems Deer will not eat those vines, LOL... And, it will be a one time deal to harvest. About a month ago, I bought an old potato planter, and digger in pretty decent shape. The guy also threw in a 3 pt. disc hiller, to sweeten the package. So overall, it will be a lot less time consuming. Most will be donated to food banks, and I'm in contact with a lady that sets up a couple free produce stands, for those in lower income brackets. I get a $2 per lb. voucher for donating any produce. Other than the warm fuzzy feeling of providing food for folks, that may not be able to afford things like this, I get a bit of reduction in income taxes. Being single, and no dependents, they really rack me on those. Let alone, the last school bond issue passed here last Fall, made an increase of $600 per year on property taxes. So this in my way of leveling the playing field, trading tit for tat, doing what I love to do anyway.