Monday, July 20, 2009

Tomatoes, cucumbers & pole beans

This is what I pulled from the garden this morning. An Heirloom Beefsteak, 7 cherry tomatoes, and four pickling cucumbers. Not bad for a Monday morning! I plan on making "refrigerator pickles" from these cucs and see how they turn out.

I'm also knee-deep in Kentucky Wonder pole beans. I harvested 3.5 pounds of them already from just 2 squares. And there are a lot more nearly ready beans on the vine, as well as the next wave starting to form. I had so many, I had to freeze most of them.

I've been keeping track of my harvest to get an estimate of the value of the produce I'm growing, using average store prices as a guide. So far, I've pulled about $80 worth from the garden. I'm pretty pleased with that, especially considering the tomatoes (a high value crop around here) are just starting to come in.


  1. Wow, nice savings!

    I'm nowhere near recouping money spent on my garden... Hopefully I'll have some luck with this fall's harvest.

  2. Those look great!!!! You'll have such fresh food, plus save. It is so cool to fill up a basket of fresh food from the garden each day. Last 2 days, been on my hands and knees poking my head into the tomato plants and sure enough, there are lots of tomatoes hiding in there. Look closely.