Nearly all of the hot weather plants are in the ground now, just holding out on a few last cabbages before the final four plants go in the ground. This week has been a frenzy of harvests of peas, strawberries (still!), last lettuces, cauliflowers, cabbages, carrots and onions. Today will be spent blanching and freezing the veggies picked throughout the week. Normally I would do this immediately after harvesting, but it was such a busy week i barely had time to pick them, rinse them and throw them in the fridge.
|Garden this week. The tomatoes and peppers are still small so the beds look kind of bare.|
According to my current calculations my garden veggies are costing me around $20/lb. Of course, the grow room was a big part of the costs this year and it will last me for many years to come. Just one 30 lb pumpkin will bring me down to $10/lb so I'm not too worried about my costs balancing out anymore. As long as I get something from my hot weather plants I think the garden will pay for itself.