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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Our garden had a party

Hey look, it's a non-HKF post!

Our garden was quite happy this summer. We had more tomato plants than before and we also planted beans and artichokes. Because the artichoke seeds were planted late, we didn't expect much but we were pleasantly surprised. Without further ado, here'a a parade of photos that shows some of what our garden produced.


This is the plant that didn't do much last year. This year it's producing like gangbusters.

Jalapeño peppers

Santa Rosa Plums

We picked our first Sungold, Purple Brandywine, and Amish Paste tomatoes in the last week of July.

First tomatoes

The tomato plants and pole beans were easily over 6 feet tall.

Tomatoes and Beans

Surprise! There's an artichoke in the center of all of these leaves.

First artichoke

We weren't the only ones who enjoyed the Santa Rosa plums.

Bird treat


That didn't take long.

It's really an artichoke!

It was delicious.

So fresh

Here's a giant German Stripe heirloom that resembled a small pumpkin. When it was ripe, it weighed over 1-1/2 pounds.

German Stripe heirloom tomato

Beans and Tomatoes

We picked tomatoes every 3-4 days.

First sizeable harvest

A bounty of tomatoes

More artichokes



More tomatoes

We picked our one and only chocolate pepper in August. Maybe the plant will do better next year.

Fruit and vegetables


With so many tomatoes, we made BLATs (bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato) sandwiches, Tomato Bisque, salads, and more salsa.

Fresh salsa



The garden really slowed down in September. We don't expect many more tomatoes after these--

The last of the tomatoes and beans

We bought a dehydrator to help preserve the harvest. We dried about 10 pounds of tomatoes, and these apples and figs. This unit will come in handy with next year's fruit.

Figs and Fuji Apples

Dried fruit snacks

That's it! Thanks for staying with me through all the HKF posts.

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  • Congratulations on the success of your garden! Everything looks wonderful and I don't blame you for being proud. :)

    By Anonymous Teresa, at 9/16/2013 6:27 PM  

  • Wow that's a great harvest. I really miss harvesting tomatoes as we are now staying in an apartment and have no space for a garden.

    By Blogger Ann, at 9/20/2013 2:34 AM  

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