I don’t really want your tomatoes. Or squash. Or zucchini.

For years I have reluctantly taken bags and bushels of over-produced tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, gourds, and various melons and assorted garden by-products from my neighbors and friends who happily planted a garden in the early Spring — albeit without a plan — all giddy with the thoughts of fresh vegetables at their table. I took their bags of vegetables and assorted garden crap party out of guilt, partly to be nice but mostly to get them to stop talking about how wonderful their gardens were and how they didn’t expect so much stuff (apparently gardeners forget about last year’s harvest.)

Not anymore. I’m done. Go peddle your fibrous crap to someone else.



2 Replies to “I don’t really want your tomatoes. Or squash. Or zucchini.”

  1. Oh, I hope my neighbors and friends don’t take your advice! I live in a condo, so I love when I get fresh pickings from a friends garden. That said, I do think everyone could stand to learn a bit more about what you can do with everything you grow. That’s part of the process, right? Nice post.

  2. Yup. The trick is to plan ahead for a lot of food all at once. I think that takes a lot of people by surprise when they see their garden just make these vegetables and more and more and more.. like soap suds from a bad washing machine 🙂 Every gardening book should also come bundled with a pickling and canning book.

Comments are closed.