Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Taste of Fall

We had our first taste of fall yesterday. It was cool, cloudy and rainy in the 60's. I was able to play in the yard in the morning before the rain started. Quite a few flowers are through blooming or slowing down quite a bit.

My asters are covered with blooms and are a bright spot in the garden. I picked green beans, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. The green beans, zucchini and cucumbers are slowing down, but the winter squash are almost ready to pick.

This hubbard squash is a surprise. I planted butternut and there must have been a hubbard seed mixed in because I have a vine mixed in with the butternut.

I have a ton of tomatoes, Tito is not keeping up with eating them so I put some up. I don't can them anymore. I have found that blanching, peeling and freezing them whole works just as well and is much easier. The Farmer's Almanac and the forecasters say we are going to have a cold and snowy winter. I hope the first freeze holds off for awhile because I still have quite a few green tomatoes on my vines.


grammy said...

Beautiful garden. I didn't have that many tomatoes this year. I will be sad to see them go. It is so nice to go out and pick one for a salad.

Anonymous said...

Dave and I will come over whenever you want and help eat your yummie garden goodies. Is the orange thing the hubbard squash or a pumpkin? What does it taste like?