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Sep 15, 2012

Today's Harvest, Flowers Bounce-Back


This Weeks Harvest-
I haven't been blogging much since I'm back to work. With huge tech issues district-wide I have been more mentally exhausted than usual!  I'm thru the worst,  I hope :) Now that the weather has finally gotten out of the 90's, the days are shortening, and the veggies are finally getting ripe more quickly. I think the shorter days help get the veggies out of the survival mode, well that's my theory anyway. I'm also getting three eggs almost every day! My two New Hampshires are turning into good layers. Above is today's harvest- mini eggplants (smaller than I thought they'd be), peppers, tomatoes. I love the yellow heirloom ones, colorful!  I also have some gorgeous bell peppers almost ready to pick, just waiting for them to be a bit bigger. I love sauteed fresh garden veggies with garlic and olive oil on pasta... yum. More tomatoes waiting to ripen, and you can see where I clipped off excess foliage to ripen faster, a good trick-










Bloomers Bounce-Back-
Now that the weather is settling into almost fall-ish all the bloomers are having a bounce-back, they re-blooming and setting more flowers! My nasturtiums in the veggie garden above.

 My purple fountain grass is finally get seed heads! I love the look of this...

       Roses in the front, should have snapped this a couple of days ago, oh well...

in the front yard

Anya waiting for Mommy...

5 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Interesting on trimming back the tomatoes, something I never thought of, but then it's still 106 here yesterday so don't think there would have been a problem. I had so many water issues after I planted my tomaotes and they were not blooming I gave up on them for this year.

Beautiful kitty.

nancy said...

I know it's tough in the heat- too much and they won't set flowers...

Carolyn Renee said...

I'll have to go out into the garden today and start snipping some tomato leaves off, I've got lots of green tomatoes and LOTS of foliage.

Yay for kitty pictures! :)

Robyn said...

Those vegetables look delicious and what a great idea to saute them and put them over pasta.. I'm going to have to try that!.. Anya is so pretty :)
Robyn

nancy said...

Thanks, Anya's a real sweetie!

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