Even though it's a week into October with our unseasonably warm weather so far this Fall, my garden is still in production mode.
The plants are looking long in the tooth now and things are winding down but I've still got tomatoes growing out there......
You can see some pops of red and there are quite a few green fruits still on the plants.
Next week won't climb out of the 60's and Monday night we will be flirting with temps in the 30's so I think we'll be taking down the netting and pulling up the plants on Sunday. I'll either pick all the maters or hang the plants upside down on our front porch until the last of the green ones ripen.
I made my first fried green tomatoes this past week and for some reason they just didn't seem sweet enough. Maybe it's the variety of tomatoes I grew or something in the soil but they just aren't that awesome to be prepared that way.
I could always buy more peppers and use the green maters left in a small batch of my pepper relish but I don't think I am up to that ordeal again. Pickled green tomatoes instead?......maybe. Or I can just wait them out until they turn red and eat them fresh.
So many decisions........lolz
The progression of tomato color. (And no, that Keurig on the counter does NOT belong to me!)
Anyway, since my last update on September 22nd I've picked 46.40 more ounces(2.9 lbs.)of tomatoes for use in meals here.
This brings my Total Harvest to 682.80 ounces or 42.675 pounds of produce for 2016.
Not bad for a haphazard effort and we've still got tomatoes left to pick and use.
As for my Morning Glories..........
Still blooming as of this morning but the plants are looking a bit rattier. I'd give them another week and they'll be dying back and by US Thanksgiving I'll be able to harvest a butt ton of seed pods.
Let me know if you want some free morning glory seeds. 8-)
And this is laying in the backyard too since Sunday evening, when some moderate wind passed through the area........
A view from an upstairs window before Hubs moved if off of our fire ring.....
That baby's 20+ feet long and had we been having a fire that night it might have fallen on us!
We need to go out this weekend and inspect all our trees and see if there are any other dead branches that we need to pay someone to have taken down before Winter sets in.
Kaching goes the money out my wallet again........sigh
In other yard news, these flowers/plants I planted in the front flower bed the last Summer before the current one reseeded themselves and we still have colorful stuff going on there.
I don't know what they are called but if you don't disturb/pull out the dead plants in the Fall and don't remulch the following growing season they will reseed.
Yes, we never got around to remulching and making the flower bed pretty this growing season. Heck I stopped weeding it by the end of July so it's just a hot mess.
Hey, don't judge.......
Another free plant next to the retaining wall.
So what's happening in your yard/garden now?