Thursday, September 3, 2009

Harvest Time

HARVEST moon is on its way next month - I think! We have green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos in the garden. I remember in May I showed you a sad plot of ground with not much going on. You wouldn't believe the place now. There is one Roma tomato that's grown a branch that reaches into the top of six foot tall bean plants!
Tonight we had two small ears of corn (nothing to write home - or blog - about), grated cooked zucchini with parmesan cheese and fresh steamed green beans. The cherry tomatoes are so sweet.
We need to have a little more sun to ripen the tomatoes, but this always happens in our part of Oregon. Rain is forecast for this weekend and I don't know if it will split all those red orbs or not. Maybe we should get out the umbrellas for the tomato plants.
If we don't get busy eating it all up there is going to be plenty for the owls, raccoons, birds, slugs and possums. Can't stand the thought of waiting another year for ripe t'maters. But that's the way it goes, right?
Hope your harvest is going well - femminismo

4 comments:

grrl + dog said...

ah, and we have spring going off all around. Baby birds chirping and falling from their nests, the air thick with jasmine and cherry blossom..

acornmoon said...

How lovely, home grown food always tastes so much nicer. I love the owl, harvest moon owl, what a great name.

Candace said...

A great post with such great photos, and talk about the harvest. You do have a second chance with those tomatoes. As long as everything is up and out by October 31st sundown, have at it. After that, don't you and Mister dare be caught in the garden -- it now belongs to the Pooka.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Your Pal

reb said...

Ooooo! How wonderful! I'm literally about to put some of my my summer vege seedlings in today- our full moon tonight marks a beginning and yours an end, but what a lovely end! I grew tomatillos for the first time last year and cannot wait to do it again this year for some hot and spicy salsa verde.Enjoy!(Thanks for your lovely comments too by the way- always appreciated)