This has been the first year I have grown garden vegetables, focusing previously on perennials and trees. I did plant eight more trees this year and a few new perennials, but primarily, I thinned and moved existing plants. Almost like putting on a new outfit in the morning. For vegetables I used two locations, the first being behind the backyard fence, which is accessible to deer and rabbits. For that reason, only things they don’t care for (and I do) were planted (Zucchini, Yellow Summer Squash, Bell Peppers, Banana Peppers, Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, and Watermelon.). I spent the first part of this evening blanching and freezing squash. I think I am up to thirty individual meals with much more growing time left. Will be nice to eat garden vegetables across the long winter. On the back patio, there are three large galvanized containers that hold tomatoes and pole beans. I find the pole beans much more meaty and flavorful than traditional string beans and will increase the amount I grow next year to two containers. They cannot be put outside the fence as the rabbits would mow them down in one night.
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
― Carl Gustav Jung