Sunday, September 16, 2007

September Gardening

We are watching a light frost melt off this morning and are very glad we covered the new crops of lettuce, spinach, green beans and radishes we recently planted. Our young miss just called to say her thermometer read 32 degrees F this morning and discussed what she should do about her garden with M'Lady. Apparently, it was a good thing the young squire and I picked all of the tomatoes yesterday!

Today will be devoted to all things tomato - tomato juice, tomato sauce and dried tomatoes. We have well over a hundred pounds to deal with and that doesn't include the four gallons of tomato sauce we have already canned. To date we have canned or frozen pickles (both dill and bread and butter types), beets, hot pickled mix, green beans, stuffed green peppers, hot peppers, apple sauce, grape jam, honey and the above mentioned tomato sauce. And an entire harvest of squash awaits our attention as well. Needless to say, our weekends have been busy.

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