This time of year is pretty much the end of summer in Western NY. I still have leeks, carrots, some tomatoes, and a few onions left in my veggie bins. It was a bountiful harvest.
I'd like to take this moment to thank all of the garden bloggers who have encouraged me, and forgave my blogging errors, graciously. This being my first year to blogging, I can't tell you how helpful and inspiring, all of you have been to me. I have taken copious notes, and followed your instructions, to find myself a better gardener, and proud it. It is to your credit, that I can walk around my garden, coffee cup in hand, before I head off to work in the morning, with a garden blogger smile.
I am indebted to you all. :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
This is just some of the harvest. It keeps on coming. The tomato is a Burpee Big Boy Hybrid.
All veggies started from seed. The peppers are sweet from Burpee. So far, I have put up 12 pint jars of sweet pickles, 12 jars of dill, and three gallon freezer bags of tomatoes.
There was a blight that struck around here, which devastated much of the tomato crop. I had about 6 tomatoes with a white shoulder, appeared as if etched in mold. Those tomatoes were exposed more then the others. I had clipped away some foliage, to exposed them to the sun. The others were protected by dense leaf cover. A few went to the giant slugs.
The ladder experiment worked quite well, placing it over the cucumbers kept them trailing up.