A Change of Plans

I had resigned myself to the fact that the back garden just wasn’t going to do anything this year.  Take a year off, and we would tackle it full force next season–seemed like a good plan just a month ago.

And yet this morning I find myself with 50 plus free tomato plants and a husband determined to till the rest of the back forty with the hope of copious amounts of canned tomatoes whispering sweetly in his dreams.

And we’re back in the game?  (the game!)

More once our forest of tomatoes are planted….

State of the Garden

This weekend really only consisted of staking and weeding.  But good golly what a weekend of just those two things can do!

It’s looking good, folks;  I hate to even say it, but the vast majority of the weeds are out, and everything that needs to be staked is up and running.  As we get closer to being out of town, the garden is getting closer to having a neighbor coming in and be able to determine what needs to be picked, and what is ok to stay.

We’re excited, though.  Almost all of the tomato plants have some sort of fruit on them (and those with blossom rot have been picked off), the corn is growing in leaps and bounds, and any of the beans that are left over probably won’t even flower until we get back.

It’s not perfect, by any standards, but I think JGL and I have a whole tickler list of things that we want to note for next year:  what worked well, what didn’t, and things to remember for the next summer.

In the meantime, though, we’re very grateful for what we do have, and for the harvest we’ll have in a few weeks time!