Thursday, September 10, 2009

final harvest....

final harvest 2009

The final harvest of the year is always bittersweet, but this year I am sort of glad to be finished with the dismal tomato season. Last season I was still picking wonderful tasting fruit all through October. Yesterday I decided to pull out all of the tomato plants and get ready for a full crop of cool weather veggies.

Today I have a slow cooker full of sauce simmering for the next 12 hours or so. I used up about half of the harvest, including 4 lbs of plum tomatoes I got from my CSA this week. About a gallon of sauce for the freezer, and plenty of green tomatoes for pickling. Plenty left for sharing with friends and lot's of great tomato salads for the next week.



Here is the bed all ready for seeding with cold crops like spinach, arugula, bok choi, broccoli, etc. I have plenty of seed packets left over from Spring, so I'll just use what I already have on hand.

4 comments:

Mary Delle said...

What a nice harvest.

Fern said...

I think this year's weather was so unusual that a lot of people have had atypical harvests.

Christopher Paquette said...

Seems to be a universal complaint Fern....



Thanks Mary Delle!

Jo said...

The blight has struck alot of gardeners in the UK too. My plants are grown in the greenhouse so I've avoided blight so far.