Extended Summer makes for Exceptional Garden Produce!
So, the gardens are just about finished now. There are still turnips, carrots and kohlrabi to get out yet, but the rest are done. There are still pea pods on the vines but I don’t think they will mature enough for picking. Once this rain is finished I will get out and pull everything out so the gardens can be tilled up for winter. The cucumber garden is still producing, surprise, surprise. And the dill is six feet tall now, if it is an inch. I will be harvesting it as soon as the rain is finished as well. But speaking of cucumbers, I did one more batch of dill pickles this morning. I went out to the garden to have a look and came back in with enough cucumbers to do four pints and one quart. I did pick some spaghetti squash the other day and there are a few more out there now to pick. A pretty good crop, but they are so late this year. My tomatoes have increased to six 3-litre baskets now. I milled a bunch of ripe tomatoes the other day and got 11 cups of puree. I need two more cups to make a batch of pizza sauce for the pantry. I made some a couple of years ago and it was so good. And the gladiolas are still coming into bloom in the flower beds. I went out the other day and cut them as I figured I would like to have them inside so I can enjoy their beauty all the time instead of the occasional glance out the windows.
My last good work from the garden!
A Basket of Spaghetti Squash
The tomatoes ripening on the dining room table.
The last bouquet of gladiolas.
I love the pink ones
Beauty at it’s best
I love my Gladiolas
And a Peach coloured one, just to be different