It's not completely dead yet. He still brings me cauliflower and broccoli; 6 pounds of it the other night! Plus 4 very surprise eggplants. They never should have survived the two heavy frosts we had. But for the most part the garden is done. And I rejoice.
I am not done however as the tomatoes are still being delivered to me from the boxes in the basement. There were 15 of those boxes if you recall and I am starting to wonder what to make with them. I have sauce in the basement aplenty. This year I made chunky sauce for the hubby with onions, peppers and garlic. Also a version with serrono peppers that almost did me in as I have trouble breathing around hot peppers. I made a case of ketchup (pints), I made tomato paste for heaven's sake! I am now dehydrating them as I send them back to my family in the Christmas box.
Yet they still come. Any suggestions? I'm considering salsa. But I am allergic to peppers so I'm looking for something I can eat. I probably have maybe 50 - 75 pounds left.
But back to the dead garden. It fed us extremely well this year and for that I am very grateful. Our freezers are full and my shelves are lined with jars. I've been able to experiment with canning different things so there will be variety in what can be pulled from those shelves. There is much satisfaction in the hard work but I am exhausted.
Oh, I just remembered the melons. Oy! I will have to deal with the melons.
So, I guess it's not quite dead yet. At least not for me.