Labor Day is here, and the summer is soon coming to an end. But, try telling that to the garden! I am still processing the 10 gallons of tomatoes picked Monday morning – I am halfway there after having made five quarts of crushed tomatoes as well as two quarts of juice yesterday, and eight quarts of juice today. Yes, the second bucket remains to be processed!
The sweet corn is beginning to dry out. It will be nice to turn the corn stalks into fall decorations for ourselves and our neighbors.
The eggplant is producing well however we cannot keep up with it. I have not looked into any means of preservation for the surplus.
The second planting of squash is growing larger but I am not sure if I will get anything out of it.
Super Sugar Snap Peas
The fall peas are now climbing the trellis.
Oops! I just realized that I was supposed to pick more of these tonight! Hopefully the beans won’t grow too big before I get another chance to pick them!
I am quite surprised that the potatoes have not completely died down by now.
Here are a few shots of the tomato jungle. They are not as overgrown as I had a few years ago at my old house, and they are much more manageable this year as a result. The yield has been great!