Friday, August 17, 2007

The Harvest Is In! LOL

As I mentioned before, the up side to having all that rain last week was our garden going CRAZY with bounty. So, DaGrandma and I have made a date for today to can and can and can and can all of the resulting tomatoes that we picked last night. The scary thing is - we picked about HALF of what will be coming in!

So, I give you the first big Viking harvest of 2007:

We had three raised planting beds. The center one was ALL tomatoes. We planted about 6-8 Roma tomato plants that you see right in front of DaHubby. What ya can't see behind the "cuke cage" is that the 4-6 beefsteak plants are TALLER THAN ME!

There are SO many Romas and they are packed REALLY tightly. We've had to re-stake these plants several times because they are just fallin' over with fruit!

I was afraid the "Roma monster" was gonna eat Flicka! LOL

Our harvest just last night: 2 grocery bags FILLED with Romas and one of beefsteaks. Plus, a couple onions and a couple final cukes.

HEY! That's one less tomato come January! *wink*

Oh, yea - I found these NINE babies before we got started on the tomatoes

These veggies destiny?
Bwah-ha-ha-ha...to be boiled and canned! We're ready for DaGrandma!

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow your plants look great! Hope the canning goes well!

Tarrah said...

Oh My Goodness! Your plants did amazing, Hope you had fun canning :) I have never tried canning, maybe someday

The Happy Housewife said...

You were not kidding, that was quite a harvest last year! Thanks for sharing it with me, I have hope for next year!
Toni