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Our garden is coming [sign in to see URL]'re already eating [sign in to see URL] else is popping up, so won't be too long.

DH bought a new TroyBilt tiller a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully he can keep the weeds down this year!!!!



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I need one of those tiny mantis tillers for my garden. I finally got around to looking into it this [sign in to see URL] was shocked to find they cost $300!!! I'll be using my good ol' hands again this year...
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My Dad bought a small rototiller for his little [sign in to see URL] $199 at Home Depot...
It's the one on the far right at this link, the Yard Machines 9 in. 6.5 Amp Forward-Rotating Electric Cultivator

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Congrats on your bumper crop of veggies, Texas! Do you ever sell your excess veggies at a Farmer's Market? One can only eat potatoes and onions for so long, lol.

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We are still not getting a great deal out of [sign in to see URL] and we'll pick some lettuce and radishes later to have for supper tonight. We're doing to do "killed" lettuce, with onions, bacon and bacon grease, cornbread and, maybe some corn on the [sign in to see URL] sure what [sign in to see URL] else is up high enough to produce yet.

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Renee, we usually do sell a lot of stuff at the market but this year I put my foot down about the onions and potatoes. I want to preserve them so we can eat them year round.

I've put up 30 lbs of frozen hashbrowns and plan to do about 10 more. That will give me a hashbrown breakfast every week after all the fresh potatoes are used up.

I've put up 20 lbs of diced frozen potatoes for random things - soup, etc.

I've frozen 30 lbs of diced onions as well!

Now it's the garlic. I have enough for all year, just need to figure out the best way to store it. It will only last about 2 months sitting out. I've got some in white wine in the fridge and one whole head frozen right now. I'm going to cook with it this week and see how I like it. You just peel off a clove when you need it! I found it on a university extension site, so it sounds like it should work, but I want to try before freezing 60 heads!
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We have been canning potatoes for a month or so, not our own grown, but bulk bought - they can really well in the pressure canner, and taste pretty good. With the beef we have been canning, and the carrots, we have a pretty good supply of beef stew. emoticon We will be starting a potato barrel or two in a few days, when we have fixed the odd way this cabin was built.

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[sign in to see URL] did not get our lettuce/onion/bacon supper the other night. I forget [sign in to see URL] something always comes up!!!

We'll have to do it soon, though, or the lettuce will be too tough and bitter.

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The university's organic test farm has started selling produce on campus again. So now I know where I'll get my organic eggs and potatoes from.

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