Friday, September 5, 2014

Garden Update

After a full week away there were some major changes in the garden - there were (unfortunately) some rotten tomatoes and a few baseball bat sized zucchini, but there were also buckets of orange pumpkins, lots of ripe perfect tomatoes, okra, sun drying popcorn, ground cherries galore, and more and more squash everywhere I look.  The garden may be passed it's peak in terms of greens and has taken on a look of a sprawling, browning mess, but it is chock full of flavors and colors and goodness.  The work now moves from garden to kitchen to garden to kitchen and back again as we preserve, dry, roast, freeze and whatever else we can do to make sure some of the food is around this winter to enjoy.  


As usual, we've made our fair share of mistakes this year and are already planning and scheming how to do it differently next year, but overall this has been a great harvest so far.








My favorite part of the garden is the crab apple/gourd tree over the chickens




How's your garden growing?

Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 2 ways:

  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden 
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week

2 comments:

  1. Your garden is glorious! Still producing so much when we are just getting ready to plant our fall garden. Enjoy!

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  2. I just loved seeing your beautiful garden pictures. I dream to one day have something just partially as lovely.

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