Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Delicious Haul

Green bush beans, royal burgundy bush beans, tomatoes, peppers, Golden Nugget Squash, cucumbers, carrots, dill, borage and dried spinach seeds.  Mmmm!

Given the dry state of the garden, we're pretty lucky to get such a good haul.

By the way, the Golden Nugget Squash was way under ripe.  It needs a few more weeks.  Luckily, there are plenty on the vine.

We're also fortunate to have an amazing crop of tomatoes - despite a little bit of blossom end rot here and there.  Usually, I'm very careful to prune my tomatoes and make sure any shoots are snipped off leaving my bushes airy with lots of room.  This year, because I was away, there was no pruning.  My tomato patch is a thick, dense, intertwined mess.  The tomato cages are toppling over from the weight of the tomatoes.  I can't believe how many tomatoes are on the vine.  Here's a picture of one of just one plant - check out all those tomatoes.  Makes me wonder why I've been pruning so much all these years!  As long as the blight stays away, I'd say this is going to be a good year for tomatoes.

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