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Vegetable Garden?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

So my brown thumb and I are going for take 2 on growing our own vegetables.
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I had a tiny bit of success last year and managed to grow some broccoli, a couple of zucchinis and 1 yellow squash.

My issue is this:
If my broccoli (or tomato or pepper) row is successful, I now have… what, maybe 2 weeks to eat 9 or so heads of broccoli before it goes bad?

Is there anything I can do to enjoy the vegetables of my labor for longer? I could probably freeze broccoli (could I?), but I can’t freeze tomatoes.

I work so hard, and I want to be able to enjoy the things I grow.

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    Vegetable Garden?

    Saturday, May 28th, 2011

    So my brown thumb and I are going for take 2 on growing our own vegetables.

    I had a tiny bit of success last year and managed to grow some broccoli, a couple of zucchinis and 1 yellow squash.

    My issue is this:
    If my broccoli (or tomato or pepper) row is successful, I now have… what, maybe 2 weeks to eat 9 or so heads of broccoli before it goes bad?

    Is there anything I can do to enjoy the vegetables of my labor for longer? I could probably freeze broccoli, but I can’t freeze tomatoes.

    I work so hard, and I want to be able to enjoy the things I grow.

    P.S. I have asked this in the garden section also, but surely there are some green thumbs among the vegetarians.

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    Thanks for all the wonderful answers so far. Spaghetti sauce sounds wonderful. I must add that tomato is an example. Any more general thoughts on vegetables in general, and enjoying them for longer would be very helpful.

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    Oooh, you are so right. I should add that.
    I live in the U.S. in Ohio. Weather can be very tricky here.
    Sometimes we have enormous winters, sometimes very hot summers.

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      Parents are selling their house but refuse to make it look attractive?

      Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

      My parents have just put the house on the market. I’ve been spending at least 5 hours a day slaving in the garden de-weeding, cutting back the forest of trees and foliage and cleaning and de-cluttering the house.

      Now, they are really angry at me because I mentioned that the paint on the windows outside is terrible and the wallpaper inside is falling down in some places. I don’t know whether I’m just being paranoid, but I think especcially in the hallway where people first enter it is really important that the decor is good. It wouldnt be that expensive to strip and paint the hall and paint the windows frames outside but my parents get really angry at me even suggesting it. My mum also refuses to move any furniture round to make the rooms look spacious because she doesn’t want to be uncomfortable.

      It’s really annoying me, because I know with only a tiny bit of effort the house could look great and fresh. But my parents just can’t seem to be bothered. My mum sees it as some huge stressful mission, when to me it’s not. I am perfectly happy to do all of it myself.

      Maybe if it doesn’t sell quickly they will think about it. I hope it does!!! Do you think it matters if the house looks a bit shabby? The house is generally tidy and clutter free but looking really tired.
      The problem is they do REALLY want to sell quickly…man I wish they could go away and I secretly do it. It’s not possible though lol

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