Friday, September 13, 2013


The weather has been all over the place so I decided to pick as many tomatoes as I could today, ripe and unripe. This was today's haul. Oh boy. What a night I have ahead of me. I have already canned on five different days and by the look of these I will canning for several more as the fruit ripens at different stages. I know I'll be glad for the crop come February but right now all I feel like is... be careful what you wish for.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Fall Garden

Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, chard, beets and tomatillos remain the features. A new crop of romaine, cauliflower, radish and beets are in.

On the other side of the yard the cucumbers are finally ready for harvest. It's been the tastiest crop of cucumbers ever. They were slow coming on, but worth the wait. Sweet, crisp and juicy.

I lost all of my squash and pumpkin to the vine borer. But the tomatoes and raspberries still won't quit. I have made five pots of tomato sauce to can. We've eaten eight jars already. There are twenty-two more to store for the winter so far, and still I'm not done.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tomatillo Harvest

All good things come to those who wait, the saying goes. Boy oh boy, was it hard to wait on these goodies.

I find tomatillos hard to resist and pluck them off the vine for little veggie snacks throughout the season. This year I've held back and allowed them grow to full size. And what a marvellous crop I am getting. There will be fresh salsa verde and chips for movie night tonight.