Monday, October 3, 2011

harvest monday

october? really? highs have been in the upper 80s lately--boise had the warmest september on record with an average temperature of 71.7 degrees. it’s four days until the first average frost date and a cold front is coming but i still think this year has another frost-free month in it.

there are too many green tomatoes left for this season to be over.

this sprawling tomato plant is loaded with little green currants waiting to turn yellow. it’s the spawn of an escapee tomato from last year, spreading its roots in gravel on top of weed barrier fabric rather than soil. since i’ve given it no support it’s growing exactly how it wants, stretching in all directions never more than a foot tall.

it looks like a tomato plant jumped from a tall building and splatted in my yard.

yummy fall raspberries are ripening.

some of the tomatoes i started in july and august are ripening now, like these young whippersnappers dangling down the side of a hanging basket. (that really is the variety name, “whippersnapper.”)

fuzzy wuzzy tomato. this is the special variety i ordered from some guy in the netherlands. it’s in a small pot so i can take it indoors before it freezes.

here’s hahms gelbe, another small tomato i’m growing indoors over the winter, along with these herbs:


wilderness said...

Emily you are lucky that you might escape the frost this week. I think I am doomed come tomorrow night.

How do you think the tomato plants will do inside?

I have my herbs started in the aerogarden for winter. The basil and parsley are up but no signs of the rosemary yet. May dig some of that and bring it in.

Andrea said...

I think I'd like to be in Boise right now harvesting veggies from my garden and wearing t-shirts instead of sweaters and raincoats.

Vetsy said...

Emily I want to be you next year!
I love your choices of unique vegetables. I really enjoy visiting your post it's so much fun.

Thanks for leaving those exciting words on my post " I can now grow things like citrus! Yahoo!

Shaheen said...

I absolutely adore how you capture the colours of the vegetables and fruit so well. Those tomaoes look like jewels.

I hope you well. x