Five quarts of tomato juice and a pan of zucchini brownies should have made a dent in it, don't you think?
And these had to be added to what was leftover from yesterday. I think there are still six zucchini hiding in the refrigerator.
Oh, I'm not complaining. Not much, anyway. I am at the point where I'm going to eliminate any tomato plants that either don't taste very good or don't look really healthy.
Oh, good for you. Tough love is the way to really value your time as a gardener, I think.ReplyDelete
And that's why I'm finally going to yank the pickling cucumbers tomorrow. I promise.
Stefaneener, I'm going to get a whole lot tougher next week. It's supposed to cool down into the 80s by then, so I'll have better working conditions.ReplyDelete
I'm following in your gardening clogs! I'm yanking out 2 tomato plants tomorrow (I only have 7, so for me, that's huge!) And hoping for a better fall planting!ReplyDelete
Wow, I am so jealous of all your tomatoes. Amazing!! I can't believe how tall that one plant is! Wow, to the roof!ReplyDelete
My tomatoes are ripening, one cherry tomato at a time. At this rate I'll have no glut, and will still be eating them come next summer!ReplyDelete
The Black Krim are showing no sign of ripening, so I'll leave them as late as I can and make Khymer beef with green tomatoes.
Granny, why don't you pick out the best looking tomatoes and freeze them? Just pop them on a tray in the freezer, and once frozen bag them up. They're only good for cooking afterwards, but it'll save on canning duties today.
That's my motto: why do today what you can easily push on to another year?
That's a great problem to have! Have fun ripping plants out.ReplyDelete
That is the tallest mater plant I have ever seen! The brownies look so yummy! I have wanted something sweet for a few days but I would eat them all! So I haven't even bothered...that's no fun!ReplyDelete
I started the first round of eliminations last night!ReplyDelete
Oh, Granny! I just can never bring myself to yank any plants, until they're dead and brown!! Since I seed each of my plants, I would be heartbroken to just toss them out while they're still green. But then, I don't have such a HUGE garden as you do. It can be tedious and back-breaking to have to deal to sooo.. much produce :-)ReplyDelete
It's funny, at the beginning of the season, I would jump out of bed at 6 and check each of my 30+ tomato plants, counting the tomatoes that were green, then pinkish. Now I go out and try to decide, what do I have time/energy for today? Ahhh, summer!!ReplyDelete
Nartaya, many of mine were experiments with dwarf plants, and I did find the ones I like and would grow again. The others are expendable, either for lack of flavor or for being disease prone. I won't be pulling those good ones!ReplyDelete
Meemsnyc, I have several that are that tall. Most of them would be, if they hadn't fallen over!
TIG, my freezers are full to overflowing. I have only enough room for the green beans that are yet to come.
The Mom, I will. I have no great attachments to the ones that are going.
The brownies might be headed for the trash. After I eat the nummy frosting off of them. New recipe, not very good, should have made the one Kelly made.
Erin, my partner in crime.
RandomGardener, I started all of mine from seed, too. That one was especially pampered, as it was the only one that germinated and grew to a strong seedling. Unfortunately, it was not what it was supposed to be.
Lori, I still hunt for every last one of them, then wonder what on earth I'll do with them all. It's not so bad right now, as I still need to can more. Later, when I'm out of jars and out of room, I'll be trying to give them away.
I know how you feel. I canned all my tomatoes yesterday. I had two tomatoes left on the counter that weren't quite ripe enough. I had to go out this morning to pick more. Now I have almost 19lbs of tomatoes on my counter again. I'm taking a break today. I'll let them pile up more before I can again.ReplyDelete
Daphne, this is our expected hot day, so I'm turning on the big box fan to keep the the AC keep the kitchen cooler, and I'm doing salsa and juice again today. One more double batch of salsa should do me. I actually had to run to the farm stand last night and buy onions! I've used all those Walla Walla sweets that I grew. Man, they were good.ReplyDelete
oh no! I thought at first you didn't like the ones I tried.....but then I saw they were different. Is the recipe quite different?ReplyDelete
(I only have my family's opinion on the ones I made, but they are nice and chocolate-y, kind of like a moist, squishy zucchini cake w/ chocolate melted on top.)
OOOH! Are those yellow tomatoes the "Kellogg's Breakfast?" I need to know what mine will look like when ripe....ReplyDelete
Kelly, these were the first recipe that showed up on a Google search, had like 1600 reviews, most said they were good. I don't know. They have an odd taste, like uncooked flour or something. Maybe it's my zucchini, but the cookies I made last week were delicious, so I don't think so. These are very moist, to the point they fall apart when we try to eat them, but that odd flavor is off-putting.ReplyDelete
EG, no. Kellogg's breakfast are big like Brandywines, and more gold/orange than these. These are Gold Dwarf champion, a pretty light yellow, and not a bad flavor...not great, but pretty enough and tasty enough that they will stay in my garden this year.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! I wish I was in your shoes. My tomatoes are rather sad this year. Then again.....what would I do in your shoes seeing that I have no time for canning much this year! The new baby consumes much of my day this growing season.ReplyDelete
Goodness, Cynthia, between the weather and the new baby, I'm not surprised you don't have many tomatoes or much time to can them! I was just happy you found a few minutes to blog, and I'm looking forward to the day you'll be back at it full time. You were the one who kept me blogging when I first started!ReplyDelete