Our garden is officially done for the year (aside from tilling). We dug our sweet potatoes and sadly they were few and small. They did MUCH better last year. I think we planted them a little too late and had some tough soil. Anyway, I had enough to make puree for Walker so he can enjoy some homegrown goodness!
Banana Peppers and Jalapenos were definitely our best producers this year because of the heat. I had more peppers than I knew what to do with! The okra, green beans and tomatoes also did well.
However, the corn, carrots, potatoes and bell peppers didn’t fair that well. I’m assuming because of the drought and triple digit heat.
This was my first year canning and I’m happy with the results.
Here’s what I ended up with:
11 pints strawberry jam (Mike LOVESSS this stuff)
8 pints tomato puree (homegrown)
5 half pints pickled peppers (homegrown)
3 pints sweet pickles
8 pints dill pickles
8 pints pearsauce (homegrown)
12 1/2 pints apple butter
We also froze 3 dozen ears of corn and 12 cups of peaches.
It won’t be long until I’m planning next year’s garden.
I can taste the homegrown tomatoes already!