While I was away my corn grew at least three feet, the squash took over the corner of my yard and the peppers and tomatoes became decidedly happy and laden with beautiful ripe fruit. In fact, my garden was not only thriving when we returned but it was weed free! Of course weeds don’t pull themselves. A big thank you to M, my friend and organic-farm-gardener extraordinaire, for taking care of my garden while I was away.
Now I have the wonderful problem of having so much to harvest in the garden. It is such a great problem to have because we have been eating plenty of fresh produce every day and I have lots more for preserving. Yesterday I processed my first batch of stewed tomato. I know that it is only the beginning many hours of preserving in the next couple months. To learn how to can stewed tomatoes go here: How to Can Crushed Tomatoes.