Tips of What To Do with your Garden Veggies

Here is what I harvested from my garden last week:

July 17

- 29 Tomatoes
- 2 Cucumbers  – look at how big they are!
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce
- 2 Summer Squash

So, what did I do with all the veggies?

  • Enjoyed a few garden fresh salads

  • Made a HUGE batch of homemade spaghetti sauce

      7 gallon-sized freezer bags full!!!

  • Jarred some refrigerator pickles

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

- 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1-1/3 cups white sugar
- 4 cups sliced cucumber
- 2/3 cups sliced onions
- 2/3 cups sliced bell peppers


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the cucumbers, onions and bell peppers in a large bowl.  Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables.  Transfer to sterile containers and store in the refrigerator.
  • Submitted a couple to the OC Fair

Largest Cucumber: 3rd Place, OC Fair

          and won 3rd place! :-)


Now check out what I just harvested this weekend

July 24

- 18 Tomatoes
- 6 HUGE Cucumbers
- 6 HUGE Squash

Ay yi yi!

Please send me your favorite cucumber and squash recipes – I need some ideas! 

And, if you wanted to learn Tips for Organic Gardening at Home, read here.

About Tonia

Hi! My name is Tonia. I'm happily married with three great kids - two preschoolers and a teen! With a previous career in software sales, I thrived in my career as a working mom until the birth of my third child. I'm now on a journey to discover how to be content as an "@ home" mom. I've been inspired to become the best wife and mom I can be, where ever that role takes me. I'm eager to try new things, looking for greatness, longing for contentment.
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