Let's see, what do I can...most everything I grow here. Some of my produce is used to barter for locally grown fruit like peaches, cherries and pears.
We use only heirloom seeds. No GMO-Frankenfood seeds found here.
I save seed from my best plants to use for the following year. The seeds you save will produce plants better suited to your soil and climate.
What's in the garden:
There are usually 6 kinds of tomatoes, 4 types of pole beans, limas, several varieties of leaf lettuce, cukes, peas (pod and shell types), squash and cabbage. I have a patch of watercress planted next to our spring close to the house. It is so nice to go out and pick fresh cress to put on your tomato and cuke sandwich!
We built 6 additional raised beds (4x10) that give me 18 inches in planting depth. Now, I can grow root veggies like carrots, beets, potatoes, parsnips, onions and garlic.
I also grow quite a few herbs and flowers in pots and place them in among my veggies. Strong sented herbs like Winter Savory, Lemon Verbena, Sage, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Thyme and Chives do well in pots.
Flowers like Pyrethrum Daisy, Old Fashioned Marrigold and Lady Plymouth Geranium help deter the bad bugs and the polinators love them.
My garden looks more like an edible flower bed!
During harvest season, I take my paring knife, coffee and slice of homemade bread out to the garden with me. I pull off a few garden goodies, set down on an overturned bucket and have breakfast!