Last month, we loaded all the kids into the car. We decided we would go and get a bunch of veggies from a local "you pick" farm. We filled up a box, which is an estimated bushel, with eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and green beans. It was a lot of fun to go out there and get some fresh veggies. The veggies were enjoyable. The kids were proud of what we got...
I am not sure we will ever do that again. I have no clue what to do with that many peppers, green beans, and eggplants. We added some things to our neighbor's compost pile. I did have some fresh veggies before they met that fate though. Keith ate a bunch of the green peppers. We discovered there really isn't anything to do with eggplant, except to make eggplant lasagna. My daughter cooked a lot of the green beans, and those were really good to eat.
Things I learned, apparently you don't have to have tomato cages. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of tomato plants, and there wasn't a single one of them with a tomato cage. They were all just sprawled across the ground. Not anything I had ever thought of doing, but it seems to work.
I learned that it is easy to fill a bushel basket with eggplants, although there really isn't a use for eggplants. Have you tasted one? I don't appreciate the taste of a raw eggplant... I imagine I would feel the same way about a boiled one.
I guess I am posting the picture because I really enjoy seeing the children :) I thought I would give a little background to it. I will continue to wish that we lived back east, where we could have filled that box with blueberries, and freeze them.