Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TAKE A VACATION AND THE GARDEN IS SURE TO PRODUCE WHILE YOU ARE GONE

We were away for just six days, and it was as if the garden knew it, and put on a spurt of growth.

There are plenty of beans to process and put in the freezer.

Two lemon cucumbers waiting to be picked as I first picked two very large burpless cukes which I thought may be past their best, but they were still crisp and tasty.

The kale is about three feet tall and leaned over under all that weight. It has since been staked.

I picked a couple of hand fulls of Sunsugar tomatoes, and there are plenty more ripening.

The ornamental gourds have fattened and I hope they will still grow a little more.

The two small blueberry bushes, just two years old, have produced about three pounds of fruit so far this year. As the fruit ripens, I pick it and place it in the freezer so we will have yummy berries on our pancakes during the dreary days of winter.

I am hoping there will be enough warm weather to ripen these couple of beauties, but judging by the forecast I may be out of luck.

6 comments:

meemsnyc said...

The garden did great while you were away! Did you have someone watering for you? Or was it on a timer? I am so jealous of your blueberries. We bought two plants and one died and one is one it's way out too.

Priscilla said...

Hi I'm new to your blog. You have a beautiful garden and great harvest! The same thing happened to me when I went on vacation with my husband for 10 days, I came back and my Tomatoes ripen, I also harvested Zucchini, Peppers, and Beans! It's not easy gardening in high altitude, I'm from CA in the mountains. How are your Tomatoes doing? Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Diana (Di) said...

We were away also last week and came back to a day of harvest: beans, cucumbers, broccoli, a "few" tomatoes...

Your kale is lovely! ours just keeps on giving as does the broccoli. And next year we will only start ONE lemon cucumber plant. lol We cannot eat them all.

Grace Peterson said...

Everything looks delicious. I'm picking cherry tomatoes and blueberries too.

bettyl said...

Isn't that the way it usually works!! I am so happy for you and your garden. Think of me with snow on the ground today--yes, snow in Stratford--when you bite into some garden goodies!

Kim and Victoria said...

Your garden is looking great.
Love the goldfinch header.