Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Final harvest part 1

I say part 1 because I still need to dig up the potatoes. {hopefully there will be potatoes} Everyone in my neighborhood was hit really hard by that July hailstorm. Not only in property damage {it was a 30 minute storm!} but also damage to gardens, trees and plants. It's a miracle that we were able to harvest anything! Such a blessing ☺

First of all, I found 2 more spaghetti squash, 1 baby pumpkin, 4 more sprigs of lavender and 8 just about ripe tomatoes.

Next, some yummy carrots. These will go in the crock pot this week and become "Vanilla Carrots". A family favorite

Beets! These were a part of dinner last night {picture below}

Peppermint and spearmint, these are hanging in the attic right now, and will soon become tea!

A few more zucchini. These became zucchini bread yesterday. Sorry, no picture. It was cut into as soon as it came out of the oven!

The last of the tomatoes. These are hanging in the attic as well, hoping to ripen.

The lone jack-O- lantern pumpkin. It's sitting in the sun during the day, inside at night. We are hoping it will ripen in time for our son to carve for Halloween. It is a 120 day pumpkin, and after the storm and replanting, it has had only 71 days so far, to grow and ripen.

Tarragon and oregano, also hanging in the attic.

Here are the beets along with some sweet potatoes and onions, roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and a sprinkle of sugar. YUM!

After cooking the halved and seeded spaghetti squash, covered in the microwave with a bit of water, I used a fork to scrape the squash. If you haven't had it before, it looks just like spaghetti! It was dinner last night, covered with marinara sauce.

The weather is going to be beautiful this week. I plan to harvest potatoes and clean up the veggie garden and prepare it for winter. As long as I stay away from the hammock, it shouldn't be a problem! ☺


  1. All the veggies and herbs look great! I haven't made spaghetti squash in forever! I should buy some again!

  2. Thank you! And yes, you should. It is so yummy!!