Thursday, October 6, 2011

So Long Summer Garden, For Now

I love that in the summer time so many of my meals can be made with just a few ingredients from my garden.  This year we grew tomatoes, a variety of peppers, cucumbers and many, many herbs.

My most recent harvest.
















There is nothing like going into the garden and picking and eating a tomato right off the vine.  Though the guys in my house do not agree (they do not eat raw tomatoes) my Daughter and I think that is the best way to eat a tomato! And, we both secretly don't' mind that the guys don't eat tomatoes... more for us!

I cook with LOTS and LOTS of herbs and I love going out every night to pick just what I need for dinner.

Nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs!

Fresh mint!
I will be sorry to see the garden go, though I do look forward to fall, in many ways, my favorite time of year.

For now, farewell beautiful garden.  Next year you will be back and bigger than ever!

6 comments:

  1. We just plowed the garden today! The dirt is looking good for next year...and we're already planning what we'll plant!

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  2. We're lucky here in Georgia, my tomatoes are still going strong - along with the basil, oregano, and jalapenos. It did take longer (guessing the heat) to start producing though! :)

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  3. I planted my first garden this summer and loved it. Kale, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, cherry tomatoes and herbs. I still have tons of peppers and kale but I need to eat the up ... we're getting close to our first frost, I think! I wish I had planned ahead and planted winter squash. Maybe next year!

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  4. I am super envious of your herb garden! all my plants keep dying off.

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  5. Its really disappointing to bid farewell to our summer garden but we must always look forward to something new. I myself is looking forward to have a fall garden even though its late, but I got to try and learn.

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  6. Wonderful harvest! Congratulations on it and on your fabulous garden!

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