Wednesday, August 27, 2008


See that one red tomato. I'm pretty sure that will be the extent of the haul from our garden this year. One measly tomato.

The days are shortening, and the nights are cooling. Those other little green fruits don't stand a chance of feeling the warm blushing of their flesh.

Next year, I start the garden indoors. Earlier. Much earlier. Perhaps in a greenhouse.


At 4:12 PM, Blogger QT said...

Yeah...short growing season where you are. Have you ever tried pulling the plant up by the roots and hanging it upside down (like in the garage)? If you have any unripened tomatoes right before your first frost, you can do this and those last few will keep ripening.

At 7:39 AM, Blogger Jonzie said...

always better then our 3 strawberries :(

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't garden, but I know people that do... I think tomatoes were late here in the Bay Area.

It's apparently time to plant broccoli and cauliflower.


At 7:55 AM, Blogger Deby said...

Huh, I'll have to try the upside down trick with my tomato plant. I've got way too many to not have ripen.

BTW, very cool picture.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger MeadowLark said...

I had one red one and I think there is one more that MIGHT make it. If it'll just stay warm a little bit longer.

Send me a message if you hear of a Bend gardening group, I'm mostly out of any loop that exists, so just aimlessly contact people on their blogs :)

At 12:26 PM, Blogger J Fife said...

QT - Thanks for the tip! I'm so bummed that I'll probably have to try it out. It's cold here!

Jonzie - But your 3 strawberries are in Italy. I'd take a gardening disaster there any day.

Rachael - I'll say you know people who garden. Your in-laws set us up with the most fantastic vegetables. Their garden is gorgeous! Nice people. Your son and husband are alright, too. We were so happy to see them.

Deby - I need your gardening secrets.

Meadowlark - I don't know of any gardening groups. I joined a local CSA and am just reaping the fruits of their knowledge and hard work. Hope your tomato survived the cold weekend.


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