06 October 2009

Farmer Geo

It's my own fault. I planted everything here but the Apple.



17 comments:

Jessie said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I wish my plants had been half as successful as yours... but alas, this was not my year (in the garden, at least).

wendy said...

Beautiful, Geo. That is a familiar picture, only add pumpkins, acorn-, butternut-, and spaghetti squash to the piles.

I've been meaning to call, and not sure where the time has gone. Glad you are well. Very very glad.

Geo said...

Oh, but you're growing something far more wonderful than vegies this year, yesiree.

Geo said...

Hey, Wendy. Sounds like you had a good haul! We grew squashes too, but I didn't harvest the last of the zucchini whales last night, or the pumpkins, or any of the other stuff, just the tomatoes. Wait'll I line up my white pumpkins!

I'm getting interested in trying my hand at overwintering some vegies this year. Ever done it?

xoxo

Becca said...

beautiful.

Janet said...

amazing! lovely! bravo to you, master gardener!

-Janet

writermama said...

no WAY! are you going to sell them at the farmer's market? they put my spindly little plants in my urban garden to shame.

pflower said...

What a wonderful harvest!!!!

Looks like it's time to make some SALSA.

Jennifer B. said...

Incredible! Nice job :)

Sweets said...

Whoa! That's quite a harvest!

Stacey said...

Georgia dear you rock. We had 7 plants and only one survived. Sadness. It wasn't a good year for us up here!

Geo said...

Salsa, and pickles, and jams—oh, my! No farmers market for me this year. I'm actually going to try to preserve it all. This is not my forté. I hope I make it out alive!

wendy said...

White pumpkins sound fun! And no, I've never heard of over wintering before. What is it? I pulled the last three whales off the z plant last week and gave them away. I have enough frozen z for 40 loaves in my freezer. That'll do us for a bit! :) What squash do you have? If we have different varieties, we could trade a little! Maybe?

Jamie said...

I'm so envious! Some of my poor tomaters had barely formed little green globes when the freeze came last week. And the sun didn't show up til labor day, so it was a confusing year for nature, a bad year for me to start gardening...but we got plenty to feed our family over the summer, and some preserved, so I suppose I should give thanks. Especially for the apples...oh, the apples! Congratulations to you, farmer Geo, adn best of luck in preserving! You've got a wonderful kitchen for canning..wish I loved closer, I'd bring my apron and join in the fun!

Natasha said...

OH MY. What are you going to do with them all? The crummy thing about growing a lot of tomatoes (and I thought *I* had a lot!) is that they ripen at different times.

(My captcha word was "slankle". I like it! Opposite of "cankle", you think?)

Anonymous said...

Oh my oh my--I've had tomatoes years like that, but not this year. I have a lovely green tomato pie recipe, if you wish. Am catching up on all your bloggy goodness and hafta say--I do love M.F.K. Fisher, what a wonderful thing to read out loud!

Johnny's Mary

Geo said...

Wendy, we've just about eaten our way through our squash so I've got much of nothing to trade now. That harvest couldn't compare with the tomatoes.

James, there's nothing like the smell of apples simmering for sauce or cider though. What a treat!

Natasha, what are they going to do with me might be a more apt question. I'm a little scared of them, truly.

Mary, I'd love your pie recipe! Green tomato pie is one of the wonders of the world, and so tasty when it's done right. Yes, please! (And don't sprain your eyeballs on my account.) xo