Last of the Summer Harvest

It’s chilly here on Widder Island.

Samhain is over and the Dead have returned to the Otherworlds.

The wee hobgoblins and ghouls who knocked on our door for treats are recovering from their indulgences and are nowhere to be found on the wild and windy streets of our neighbourhood.

The red and brown leaves from the Summertree are carpeting the yard, stark on the shaved lawn that received its last mow of the season the day before.

Remember the tomatoes I mentioned in my ‘Shed’ post?

They were actually part of an experimental planting loosely based on a ‘Maiden/Mother/Crone’ (or ‘three sisters) concept. We planted the tomatoes with corn and scarlet runner beans.

Rampant Abundance

A matter of timing, and smoke for their prime growing season, left the corn and beans coming in all puny … but the tomatoes did wonderfully.

Our back yard is bordered by the most magnificent line of cedar trees, but unfortunately it’s the south side of the block and the sun can’t budge the shadows from early October on. Our lovely greenery soon looked like this …

As the season turn, turn, turns

Although the plants were still bravely flowering and fruiting, we bit the bullet last weekend and did the deed. Rain was forecast and once the autumn rains really set in out ‘gardens’ turn to mud.

Setting up the patio for winter

For a summer that had very little else going for it, being able to snack on these tasty little nibblets made all the difference … halved tomatoes with cilantro, basil, and parsley, all from our garden. 

Don’t you just want to eat it all up!

 

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24 comments on “Last of the Summer Harvest

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Mud…I understand winter mud, thanks to the dog and the moles 🙂

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    I have been trying to cut our grass for a week now, but its always too wet. It hasn’t rained for ages, but the mist is so thick, it drowns everything!

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  3. Great salad. I wish we could beam over some of our warmth

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  4. Yes! I do want to eat it up! And those rains have arrived. A short summer this year.

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  5. Snow last night! Way too early!

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  6. Your tomatoes look so yummy. I suppose we ought to pull up our tomato plants today. The weather guys say rain for the weekend. Would you do the 3-sister concept next year? We realized this year that the best sunny spots for a veggie garden are on the concrete or the front yard. Hmmm, be cool to have corn growing in the front yard.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Corn would indeed be very cool. 🙂 … we’re definitely going with the tomatoes again … might have to separate the beans and corn from them a bit, so there’s enough light and room to grow for everyone.

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  7. Snow for us too. Cold and dry this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrr!.
    and still work to be done outside. Autumn was way too short.

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  8. Toss all that into the blender with a squeeze of lemon juice, roasted jalapenos, and you got yourself some fresh, homemade salsa. Yum!

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  9. Those tomatoes look unbelievably tempting!

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