Friday, September 13, 2019

A Walk in the Garden, Tomatoes, Mustard Greens, Beans, and Zinnia's!



Believe it or not, I still have tomatoes on the vine.  Someday soon, before the first frost, I'm going to have to go out and pick them, whether they are ripe or not.  Right now though,  in my mind, it's still midsummer and I'm enjoying every minute of it.   I'm getting almost a basket full everyday, of some the best tasting tomatoes of the year! Tomato sandwiches everyday!  


So here is my patch of tomatoes.  They don't look so good right now from afar.  It's when I walk into an opening and really start looking at how many tomatoes are on some of the vines, that I'm amazed.  Every plant seems to have close to 10 tomatoes or more.  

Then, there is this one:  

I was just looking at it and all of a sudden it just started leaning over from all the weight.   When it came to a stop, I counted 20 tomatoes on this one tomato plant.  Whew!  

I'm glad I started using the electric toothbrush on the blooms.  That really made the difference this year.  



Mustard greens are ready to be picked again.  We've already had a couple of messes.  I'll be canning soon.  


We are also pushing the beans to the limit.  My hope is that I might be canning these by Monday or Tuesday.   We love a bean in them, so to us they are just not ready yet.


I'm picking bouquets of Zinnia's every couple of days.  They are just so beautiful!  

This year has made me think maybe we could stretch this season out just a little longer than we have before.  It's something to think about.  We've had our trials but I'm thankful that we are getting so many vegetables from our garden.  

How's your garden growing?


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8 comments:

  1. Vicky, your garden looks good! I'm glad your tomatoes are doing well, this was not a good year for tomatoes in our area. Our summer garden is just about done and we are focusing on getting our Fall garden planted. Normally we have a long growing season into November, I hope it's this way this year but with the crazy weather I don't know what to expect!

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    1. So true Patsy, we have been blessed with this nice weather and it's unusual too. You can't really call it Indian summer because there has not been a frost yet. Who knows what to think. The growing seasons are changing and I think we are in for a big learning curve. We will have to learn to adapt I guess.

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  2. Your garden is absolutely beautiful!

    How many tomato plants did you plant? That is so exciting. I've picked green tomatoes in the fall & had ripened garden tomatoes for Thanksgiving....that was a long time ago now. Do you make fried green tomatoes? It's one of my favorite summer treats. Green tomato relish is also one of my favorites.

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    1. I'm thinking I'll wrap them in newspaper and let them ripen that way. I don't like fried green tomatoes..wish I did. I would can some if they would ripen. I think tomorrow I'll dehydrate some.

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  3. Isn't it great? Here you thought you wouldn't get much after all the spring rains. My plants don't look good either, but who cares as long as they are still producing.
    Your garden looks good. That will be such good eating now and later.

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    1. It's wonderful Cheryl. Still had failures but I was blessed for sure. I'm so glad yours producing too. I might actually can something.

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  4. Garden didn't do much as the soil was so bad. BUT then again even the Amish said they didn't have anyone in their churches (4 around here) that had even decent gardens due to the floods then the drought. Coons and deer have ate through ACRES of corn and they are hoping not the beans as they aren't in yet due to not being able to plant. Hoping first frost don't get them either. Have you tried green tomato relish?

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    1. I have never tried green tomato relish. You know that sounds so good. Sorry to hear about your areas gardens too. It's really sad when you haven't yet canned. I hope I can do some of that this coming week.

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