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Today’s Garden Haul!


I’m getting the hang of this garden thing, for the most part.  After mourning the death of my lone spaghetti squash last week…


See that shriveled up area?  That was my squash.

See that shriveled up area? That was my squash.  I guess I didn’t hand pollinate it as well as I thought I did.


I picked these delicious veggies today!


I picked 3 sweet peppers, 1 "regular" tomato, many yellow cherry tomatoes, and one onion.  Several other onions could be picked, but I'm going to wait a day or so before I harvest them.

I picked 3 sweet peppers, 1 “regular” tomato, many yellow cherry tomatoes, and one onion. Several other onions could be picked, but I’m going to wait a day or so before I harvest them.


I can’t wait to enjoy these lovely veggies with my crab salad tonight (see recipe here)!


What’s your favorite way to enjoy fresh veggies?


Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, Have a question about Food Storage? Email me:

13 thoughts on “Today’s Garden Haul!

  1. Congratulations. They look lovely.


  2. We harvested green bell peppers today from our garden and we’re waiting for the tomatoes maybe in couple weeks.


  3. Those look absolutely delicious, and you have the joy of knowing they were grown without ugly chemicals, too. – Fawn


  4. Congrats Laurie! Those look absolutely delicious. I’ve harvested 8 lbs. of potatoes this last week; 2 lbs of German Butterball Heirloom, 4 lbs. Red Gold Heirloom and 1 lb. Russet from last year. I agree with Fawn that it is a joy knowing that everything coming from my garden is grown without chemicals.


  5. Wow, good for you! Those look delicious!

    We have so many squirrels that no garden veggies manage to survive. But my neighbors grow lots of peppers which they share.

    My favorite thing is to split and clean them, then stuff them with cheeses and olives chopped and mixed. About 3-5 mins on the grill and we have an appetizer everyone loves!


  6. I am still anxiously awaiting my own veggies being ready for harvest so I’ll admire yours meanwhile. They look delicious. I hope you enjoy them in as simple a recipe as possible like a summer salad or light sauté.


  7. Beautiful produce! Congratulations!


  8. Congrats on the lovely veggies! Our favorite thing to do with the bell peppers is to roast then freeze them in two-cup amounts for later use tomato and roast red pepper soup.


  9. A few years back I planted 3 spaghetti squash plants. My best friend LOVES them so I basically grew them for her. We had squash coming out our ears… those 3 plants took over the garden! I was able to sell some (it is crazy how many people don’t know about spaghetti squash), barter some, store some, and cook some. It was actually overwhelming so since then I only plant one plant. I might not get as many, but it is enough for us!


  10. It is such a great feeling, isn’t it?


  11. How sad about your spaghetti squash. I just harvested our first 5 last weekend. We did not need to hand pollinate at all, I haven’t heard of doing that for squash before. I am now under doc orders to cut down my tomato consumption, overdosed and the acid messed with my mouth!


  12. These look wonderful! Nothing tastes better than veggies fresh from your own garden.


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