Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tomato Tally Final

For the record,
654 tomatoes harvested by October 16.

see ya next year!!!  (and boy do we have plans!  **wink, wink**)

Monday, October 8, 2012

October's Slow Demise

Gardening is so good for me.  It is truly healing and therapeutic.  If you've never tried it, you should consider giving it a shot.  Nothing helps get through the winter blues like planning next year's garden and perusing seed catalogs! 

Of course, I am a bit sad that the season is coming to an end, but I know that as the wheel turns all things have their time and place.  That's what I love about gardening.  It is a cycle... and renewal, a hope, and a bounty.  It is the very essence of life, vitality, and health.

Our tomato garden, however, is still ticking.  I'm not sure how much longer we can hold out though.  Each night has been a flirtatious dance with Jack Frost and I fear the relationship is getting more serious!

I will miss the tomatoes.  I have not gone a single day without one since the first week of July.  I carefully select a tomato from the window sill each evening, pack it in a reusable container, and place it in my lunchbox to await the next day's journey to work. 

Our current tally is at 621 tomatoes!  We will still harvest more before the final freeze-up.  What will our final number be?  I'll post and let ya know!

last night, we harvested 21 tomatoes, bringing our current tally to 621

old and tired.  these stately plants are reaching their end.

this trellis system finally collapsed under the weight of the massive 7 foot tall plants!  .... and so it goes when the garden nears its end

tomatoes green on the vine.  the vines are no longer pretty, but the fruit remains and puts every last effort into ripening