Saturday, October 23, 2010

All is Safely Gathered In Ere the Winter Storms Begin

Our last harvest of the season...

Strawberries in October...delightful!

Raspberries... yum! 

Chili Peppers... gonna miss the fresh salsa.

Sungold tomatoes... so delicious!

 Tomatoes galore... loved the new varieties we tried.
Stay tuned for the post with the Tomato Review.

Tomatillos... makes a great salad dressing!

Oh we're gonna miss picking from our own produce aisle.

We woke up to a light frost several days ago, not enough to cause damage.
But the forecast is for freezing temps next week with the possibility of snow.

Today we'll gather all the green tomatoes, wrap them in newspaper
and place them in a cool dark place to slowly ripen through the coming weeks.
Almost as good as fresh picked.

Also going to pot a few geraniums and coleus to bring in the house for the winter.

To the sweet blog stalker who wants to know when to dig and store dahlias,
next week I 'll post on this.  They are still fine left in the garden.
BTW, I'd love for you to leave comments when you visit.  :)
Comments are the sweet nectar that keeps me posting!


  1. I wish I had your ambition and your produce! Wow, strawberries and raspberries in October? And to think I didn't even get a dozen tomatoes this year...what a talented gardener you are! Now, off to safely gathering in what I can before the winter storms begin here.

  2. Oh wow, I wish I was harvesting strawberries now!! Yum.

  3. Oh I want a strawberry smoothy right now. Yum.

  4. In my mind is seems completely different to harvest strawberries and raspberries in October. Here in NC we get strawberries in May and Raspberries in June before summer! Enjoyed my first visit today!

  5. Dear Meredhuit, Gosh, strawberries in October - how amazing. And, they look absolutely delicious. The final harvest of these traditional summer goodies is touched with sadness but you have had tremendous success with your home produce!

  6. How I wish I could grow strawberries. Any berry for that matter. Those look so good.

  7. Hi!
    I'm very glad that you found me, so I could find you. Nice harvest! We also had a few strawberries in October, but the tomatoes are long gone... Never heard of anyone wrapping them in papers and storing them in darkness - interesting! Next year I'll try that. Here we just put them on the window shelf to let them ripen when it gets too cold....

    Have a nice week!

  8. Your garden is so productive, and the produce looks so healthy! Brr, I suppose this is the season when you sit by the fire and knit and sew quilts? I like to hear of the changing of the season even though our seasons dont differ much from one to the other.

  9. wow! strawberries in October!

  10. It sounds like you have much the same weather as us and drat that frost - all we will be left with will be leeks.

  11. Fruits of your labour!! Must be truly sweet.

  12. Thank you for all your sweet comments... we have had the perfect Autumn and a rich harvest.

  13. I'm looking forward to your tomato review since I want to try some new varieties myself next year. I love your metaphor of picking from your own produce aisle.


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