Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tomato Harvest Summary

So, the week of September 9th we harvested 150 tomatoes.  I turned the previous week's harvest into 3 quarts of sauce, which made for nearly 3 GALLONS this year.

The following week we harvested 100 more.

And then 87 the next, which saw the end of the growing season.  I ended up turning about half into more sauce.

Four plants.  Four freaking roma tomato plants.  685 tomatoes.  That roughly 171 lbs of tomatoes (figuring 4oz per tomato).  We have over 5 gallons of sauce in the freezer.

I am willing to sell our garden dirt to the highest bidder.  Just sayin'.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

More veggies. Help me.

So, we had so much produce on hand that I had to just turn the tomatoes straight into sauce.

I mean, we love tomatoes, but there's no way we could eat over 100 in a week.  And we would have had to.

Because here's what we harvested this week.
That's my kitchen sink full to the top.  236 tomatoes (yes, I counted).  In one week. 

Send help.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Harvests

So, this year we scaled back. Our freezer is still fairly full from the previous year's harvest. So we only planted 4 tomato plants, 2 tomatillo plants, 2 pepper plants, 2 cucumber plants, 1 jalapeno plant, 1 squash plant, 1 zucchini plant and 1 eggplant plant.

But we still wanted fresh veggies, right?  And maybe to put away some.

Didn't help. Here's the haul from the 16th:
And then from today:
This week's harvest includes 86 tomatoes, 52 jalapeƱos, 20 tomatillos. Total produce on hand: 112 tomatoes, 120 jalapeƱos (let me reiterate: ONE plant), 20 tomatillos, 8 peppers, 9 cukes, 5 squash, 2 zukes, 2 eggplant.

We're so screwed.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Baby robins

We have a nest of baby robins in our river birch clump.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Salvia, birds, happy dogs and trees

The perennial dwarf salvia we planted in our planter has really flourished
The finches really love it, too.
Taking flight
Happy dogs lounging

The maple tree
The linden

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My roses

So, in 2009 I posted about these surprising roses in our fireplace bed.

In 2010 we revamped the bed, which included making those roses a focal piece.

Well.  Look at them now!




Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Garden Prep

Someone's helping Dad get ready for the spring

April yard photos



Daffodils!

Organic lawncare FTW!


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