My first year of gardening has been a total blast, with an unexpected side effect.
The vegetable garden threatens to overproduce.
The few herbs I've had time to plant are already going bonkers. I have way too much rosemary, thyme, and dill. The basil, which I accidentally beheaded when moving a soaker hose, has rebounded and is making up for lost time with a fury.
And our squash plants, though not ready to harvest, give me a glimpse into a very squashy future. Which is all fine and good if you like squash--and I do--but Byrd despises it. There's no way I'm going to be able to eat all that squash myself.
Further, we've got a cantaloupe vine getting started, and I just planted corn. The following seeds are going into the ground in the next few days: green beans, watermelon, pumpkin, and carrots.
If any of this stuff does as well as the squash, I'm looking at an awful lot of food about two months from now.
And this is on top of the four eggs a day that the chickens provide.
I wonder, can man (or woman) live off of eggs and vegetables alone? It would make for a cheap grocery bill.
But more to the point, what should I do with the extra food?