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Monday, August 8, 2011

Harvest Monday


How soon we forget. I went back to last year's postings for August and read my laments that the zucchini wasn't producing and there were no green peppers. I was celebrating tomatoes and eggplants, however. This year the zucchini are just about done for the season, the peppers are mass producing, the tomatoes are satisfactory and no eggplant. What a difference from one year to the next.




Most of my tomatoes have been frozen, eaten or the last batch made into tomato jam. We are eating peppers but I could freeze some too. The basil you see above was washed, dried, chopped and drizzled with olive oil then frozen in a bag flattened so I can break off bits to use in the winter.

See other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.

8 comments:

Robin said...

It's amazing how things change from one year to the next. I always think it would be great if Mother Nature would give us one year where everything was good....but, then we would get spoiled!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Isn't it nice to look back through your blog like that for records! You are right - how soon we forget :) Nice harvest this past week.

wilderness said...

Marcia it is all looking good. I finally had a small harvest this past week and am hoping for more this week.

Daphne said...

Things really do change a lot from one season to the next. Just when you think you have a handle on something it all changes. Makes life interesting.

Barbie said...

Then I would say you are having an average year!
I agree with Robin. Not only would we be spoiled, but glutton at well.

GrafixMuse said...

I just looked back on last year for comparison as well. I kept seeing so many tomato harvests posted on harvest mondays that I was feeling a bit left out. However, I found I am not too far off from last year after all. I guess the best advice is to go with the flow.

HolleyGarden said...

That makes me so mad when something does good one year, but doesn't the next! I know it can grow there - and it irritates me if it doesn't! Your harvests look wonderful.

RandomGardener said...

I hear you! Garden is always different dependent on where you plant them and how the weather is for the year! Just goes to prove - don't put all your eggs in one basket or in gardening terms, plant different veggies, not bank on one type :)

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