Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Last Peek at the Garden

This spider's happily munching away.

I didn't plant a fall garden this year and my summer garden is winding down. The zucchini plants are looking mildewed and scruffy but the beans and tomatoes are still sputtering along.

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables to grow. They always seem to do well. Slugs and bugs don't bother them, and they are easy to blanch and freeze. Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without green bean casserole.

Sweet little cherry tomatoes. Most of these never make it indoors I pick and eat them, straight off the vine. I have learned to only plant one of these bushes per summer. Otherwise, like zucchini, I end up with way more than I can eat.

The Early Girl tomatoes are still trying to ripen before the frost. I think I finally have enough to make a batch of spaghetti sauce.

And here is my lone onion, a Walla Walla. I got the sets planted too late and this is the only one that will reach maturity. The others still look like green onions. It is hiding under the rosemary.


moiraeknittoo said...

You know you can do that low oven dehydrating thing with the cherry tomatoes, then pack in freezer bags and freeze for later use? I do this with the ones I know I won't have time to get to, and usually bust them out in January when I need a reminder of summertime sunshine. :)

crazihippichic said...

I haven't tried dehydrating tomatoes. Might have to.