food happening in our yard

Time for an early September garden check in. Oh my god, can you believe it’s September?

Time to start plotting what to make out of these adorable sugar pumpkins!

We have a steady stream of patty pan right now.

Then we have this one patty pan that mysteriously turned mostly green. It’s from the same plant as the others.

There are one or two tomatoes ready everyday, but not a giant pile of them yet. Good thing we are ordering 30 or 40 pounds from a local organic farm to can so we can enjoy ours fresh.

These are possibly my favorite tomatoes – green zebras!

the mixed bed of green onions, leeks + peppers

We’ve got ground cherries in the front and backyard, and we’re starting to get a taste of them. I’ve got plans for them so I hope they ripen soon.

Our watermelons didn’t get planted out in time, and didn’t do so well when they were inside, but this little guy is still trying to make a watermelon. Aww.

This is not food, but the Japanese maple we planted out in July is thriving. This gives me hope for the dozen or so dwarf fruit trees we plan to attempt to plant in our yard soon.

What are you eating from your yard?

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9 responses to “food happening in our yard

  1. We are eating Sun Gold cherry tomatoes from the three plants I planted in April — I get a small handful every few days. We eat Meyer lemons, chives and mint year-round and right now I have some Thai basil. At the end of the month or in early October we will pick this year’s apples from our dwarf tree — that’s about it for the edibles we can grow in the fog zone of zone 17.

  2. We are eating yellow pear tomatoes, strawberries and plenty of herbs. Next year, I want to plant a couple of heirloom tomatoes.

  3. Spiritrunner

    we’ve got red chili’s, bell peppers, habanjero peppers, mint, basil, parsley, Serrano peppers, and sage. none of the tomato plants produced a single tomato this year.

    • misterkrista

      That is a major bummer about your tomatoes, but that sounds like a lot of peppers. We grow some every year but it is hard to grow big pepper plants here without a greenhouse.

  4. We’ve got a couple different kinds of tomatoes in the yard, and some carrots, kale, and basil. And figs that are starting to ripen! In the community’s big garden we’re harvesting watermelons, Roma tomatoes for sauce and salsa, green beans, eggplant, okra, peppers, cucumbers, corn, and Concord grapes.

    • misterkrista

      I would love to have a fig tree in our yard, too.

      • Someday when I own a house, a fig tree sounds like a marvelous addition. I would even go all William Randolph Hearst and shell out for a more adult tree, justifying the expense with the logic that “I’m too old to wait for trees to grow up.”

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