Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yikes - Another Harvest Monday - and Not Much to Show!

Production in the garden has slowed immensely. The sun is moving south which means the tall tulip poplar trees are shading the garden during mid day. The garden gets the first morning sun then later afternoon sun but decreasing sun is taking its toll.

Here's what I found in the garden when we returned from our vacation in Maine. I guess my teen aged watering team didn't pick anything the week before. Or maybe they did and left me the sorrier looking tomatoes.

On Tuesday I picked green beans and used all my tomatoes to make a sauce for dinner.

That's it! I know there will be more beans out there and there are peppers to be picked. I have a late butternut squash that I hope will grow to maturity. But the tomatoes need to be pulled for they are done for the season.

Look for better harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.


avocett said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my harvest !
In fact , I am the older girl in the photos and I take care of the garden .
Half of my tomatoes are shaded by two huge walnut trees ,so I know what you're talking about .
I have 5 in constant sun and I get almost as much from them as from my 30 plants in the shade .
Good luck with your garden !

Allison at Novice Life said...

I know what you mean, my garden is slow now too -- you have more to show than I do :)

Barbie said...

I know the feeling of not much. But, some is always better than none. Every year I think I'll get better about spacing things so I don't run dry but yet each year I end up with spells of not much.

HolleyGarden said...

I'm amazed that you can get anything in August! If I were to rely upon my garden, we would be starving. Your green beans look fabulous!

Robin said...

The garden is definitely slowing down! It makes me sad when the sun changes and you can feel fall in the air.

Well, at least you had a harvest!

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