Monday, September 24, 2012

Green tomato update

I'm back (again)!  Sorry, it's been awhile.  Life gets in the way sometimes and cooking and catering and classes and, and, and! So...some of you have been waiting for the green tomato update.  I have photos to offer up but it's just all those little guys, you know, grape and cherry and only a couple of larger varieties.  And, it's kind of cute when the red ones are trying their best to express themselves but just one here and there.  I must say what is really growing - Poblano peppers!  They are enjoying the weather so not only do I have fruit on the vine but again, lots and lots of blossoms.  Had to take a picture of them!  So that's the garden update.  It really is winding down and because the holidays are fast approaching, I simply haven't had the time to put in the winter varieties.  I have been working on my compost so after this last harvest of mainly little green tomatoes and Poblanos, we'll turn the beds over, wait for Spring and see what the magic of compost does!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tomato promise...

As I reported a week or so ago, I was on a mission to re-vamp the garden for fall.  In the midst of pulling up the spent killer cucumber (all show, no go!), I found something interesting amidst the tomato vines.  I pulled off the bird netting which by the way, was worthless...I either have really smart birds in my yard or I am totally inept...ok, don't answer that question!  But here's what I found:  tons of yellow blossoms!  The blooms are everywhere. I'm not sure about the pollination so I've been shaking them together and talking to them.  They got a nice long bath this morning because it's supposed to be really hot today...yay! Indian Summer!

I couldn't pull up those plants with so much promise on them so I'm watching and waiting and hoping for a nice harvest of green tomatoes because you know what that means! Fried green tomatoes, tomato relish, salsa verde and I'm sure I'll concoct something else. So feast your eyes and dream with me...I'll let you know what happens.