Lola's Victory Garden

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Been Awhile...

Remember this?

Now it looks like this:

It's so sad. I haven't been able to bring myself to buy salad fixin's since we ate the last tomato from our garden. We didn't have a very good harvest. We didn't even have enough left to can any spaghetti sauce. Very disappointing harvest.

So it's on to other things. I'm going to be stopping by the mexican grocery the next time I'm in the neighborhood to see if I can get a good price on some Tomatillos for salsa. We're down to just 1 jar and we love the stuff. I'm also going to be canning some jams. I froze the fruit because I didn't have time to can when I purchased them at their peak of flavor and at the best price. I'll also be making a pepper jelly for serving over cream cheese with crackers. It's perfect for serving during the holidays. Watch for these and other posts coming up because Lola's Victory Garden is not shutting down for the season. I will be continuing to post canning recipes and frugal tips until I begin work on next years garden, so be sure to continue to stop by to see what's new.

Lola's Victory Garden


Anonymous said...

can't wait to see your recipes...and I wish you better luck with next years harvest

littlepurpleroom said...

Hang in there girrrrrl. The best thing about veggie gardening is...if it don't quite work out right this time, there's ALWAYS NEXT YEAR ! YAY!!!

We had the coolest,wettest summer ever here. The outside tomatoes were mushy and it took them forever to ripe, The Roma's in the greenhouse did pretty well.
But I did plant some stuff for fall that's doing okay but it rains all the time still.

We'll give it hell next year.
That pepper jelly and cream cheese sounds so good. And I love tomatillos. I have some purple seeds for next year. Never grew purple ones.
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