|Not harvested, just pretty|
I wanted to show you what we've had come out of the garden lately. While it's not been anywhere near what I was hoping for this year, it hasn't been a total bust and we have gotten a wee harvest.
A (very large) bunch of basil is hanging to dry. This is just about all of our biggest plant with just a few stalks left for seed. I still have a few plants getting bigger and I will use those for pesto.
I pulled more onions from the garden, set them out to dry in the sun for a few days, and got them braided this morning. Unfortunately I lost a few to over-moist soil which made them squishy and moldy. But all in all most of them are fine. It tickles me that I can walk over to the wall and pick off an onion. I still haven't used them yet but I'm hoping to do that tonight!
This is two pickings of tomatoes. Each time I come out of the garden both pockets of my apron are full (and they're pretty big pockets too). Although it's funny how it doesn't look like much when they're in the sink because it sure felt like a daunting task looking at them on the counter. I got them sliced this morning and this bunch gave me 1 full quart and half of a gallon zip bags. They're in the freezer now, awaiting their fate as tomato sauce.
I also grabbed a golden yellow spaghetti squash this morning, and one more awaits me. I've got probably another gallon's bag worth of tomatoes still ripening and our cantaloupes (all three of them, heh) are taking their sweet time to turn ripe. I have two eggplant plants from my grandmother and I haven't a single eggplant. Oh well. Maybe next year!
Everything is so tired and we need to start pulling out the dieing and done plants and get the dirt ready for next spring.
How does your garden grow? What have you been able to harvest this year?
Happy Fresh Eating,