Market Gardening and Life at 7000 ft. in the Rockies of Colorado

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Harvest time

"He told them another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.'" Well harvest time is upon us. The garden's really producing. Lots of broccoli, spinach, and peas. A lot more than we can eat. That means it's time to start putting things up. Been freezin' a lot of spinach this past week. About three bushels full. All from a 30 foot row. Here's an overview of the process.

Harvest.
Wash.
Place in steamer.
Steam.
'Till wilted.
Remove.
Allow to cool.
Chop.
Freeze

Once frozen, place in freezer bag.Label and return to freezer. Viola.
Got a good soaker on Friday. It rained on and off all day with a couple of good downpours.

Here's the squash patch again. The first zuccini is almost ready to pick.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Howdy, surely do appreciate your comments!