Monday, August 31, 2009

Going to Seed

Both the fennel and the basil are going to seed...I don't think this is good for the taste of either, but I am going to try to save seed from both. I figure it is time for some spaghetti sauce from the tomato harvest. Also I want to make Ina Garten's Potato-Fennel Gratin with organic potatoes.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


And they were doing so well!!! Sad...

I pulled up all but three of my tomato plants today due to blight. I harvested loads of green tomatoes and some ripe ones. I am not sure the green ones will ripen before they rot. I started these plants from heirloom seed back in March and April. It was sad to see them stuffed into two garbage bags. I wonder if I should not grow tomatoes for a couple years to rid my gardens of blight?


While pulling up the tomatoes, I kept uprooting the most beautiful, big, fat worms! Yeah organic gardening!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Is it ripe yet?

I cannot wait to weigh this guy, but I am not sure when it will be considered ripe. And somebody better quit gnawing on my pumpkin!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Drying Herbs

Fennel, stevia and sage.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cherry Tomato Plant

The cherry tomato seeds from the Master Gardener class which produced one plant has grown to six feet tall and produced about a dozen tomatoes thus far. They are delicious, but with tough skins. I have enjoyed my container plants.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hostas at Night

The hostas open up their blossoms at night and smell heavenly!


Hosta night creatures...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This beautiful spider created her HUGE web right above Harry Lauder's Walking Stick. It is a perfect place for her to entice gourmet delights each night.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Peppers Drying

I have more peppers drying over the sink now. I anticipated them giving off fumes which would challenge our senses, but so far that is not the case.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Homemade Vanilla

The vanilla I have been brewing is almost finished. It smells grand. The recipe? Vodka and Vanilla Beans and Time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Good ole soybeans! Yum. What an incredible harvest from 16 beans.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Are they ready for harvesting? I am not sure, but they are very hairy.


Second Carrot Harvest

Ms. Wabbit left us some carrots...and according to our yard man, her two baby bunnies hopped away while we were away.

Tomato Blight Destruction Prevention

Friday, August 14, 2009