Yes, giant store-bought strawberries are often picked before full ripening and are tasteless. Not only that, they have the highest concentration of herbicides and pesticides of any produce unless they are organic.strawberrys ripened on the vine are the best. red all the way through and sweet. not like the junk at the big grocery store.
i had a patch a while back about 10 x 4 foot once a year it would give me 15 pints.
Last year I started a second crop of beans once the spinach was all harvested. These were in the raised bed so I planted blue lake bush beans. Our main crop is blue lake pole beans. The bush beans came out great and my family really appreciated having the second crop extending the season. This year I think I will plant again them once the garlic is harvested in another raised bed.I'm debating on planting more beans. They're easy to grow and freeze.
Food prices could be through the roof this year if hackers keep taking down parts of our infrastructure, and inflation keeps on its pace.
A package of seeds is a cheap price for peace of mind.
Make sure the pot has a drain hole at the bottom. Put about 1" of gravel at the bottom to facilitate drainage and to prevent the potting soil from clogging the drain hole.
What type of tomato is this?
Looks like you are off to a good start with the new beds.
Do you dehydrate the zucchini slices before freezing?
Get a cage on that tomato now so you don't rip through as many roots when you need it later.With a name like you have I am going to keep the tomatoes (if they come) far far away from you "Eaten".. Here is a picture of the little thing and its still growing...Gave it a little garden plant feed and it might like that and seems like a happy plant and likes the full moon,,clancey
Mrs. Clancey, I'll put in a link to the type of thing that kborndale is suggesting. I just chose something simple from Home Depot since I believe you mentioned getting your supplies from there. Tomatoes can have a tendency to sprawl or flop over without support. The cage is a wire structure that helps keep the plant upright and the fruit off the ground.Not quite sure what you mean--never really grew anything before--never really liked gardening and should I put this plant into the ground maybe and stick one of those cage like things on it? Not a green thumb in my whole family--lol thanks clancey
Just realized that I forgot to answer this post.Would not dehydrating them be a better way for storage instead of freezing them or do you eat all these different wonderful things up real fast...lol They would be gone with me---looking good...clancey
I am going to try making some zucchini chips in the oven just for fun this summer. They will be lightly salted and seasoned.Dehydrating can be a great way to store food, as long as all the moisture is completely removed. If I’m going to store dried food long term, though, I tend to throw it in the freezer anyway just in case of moisture issues. My kids love dried food so much, though, that they tend to eat it up for snacks, and I don’t have to worry about it.