Tomatoes at last


Lest my radio silence be mistaken for lack of gardening, I give you:  Tomato Season.


I’ve got 26 pints of roasted tomato sauce canned, with more in the works.

IMG_3612My squash are sadly dying from powdery mildew, but we’ve enjoyed some zucchini and flying Saucer squash, and have shredded and frozen some, too, for use this winter.  The Diva and Socrates cukes have been divine.  So wish I’d managed a second planting of cukes.

As always, there is much to do and too little time here at Henbogle.  Sigh.


Here’s a glimpse of one of the garden’s less demanding residents.  He’s been singing to us for much of the summer.

8 Responses to “Tomatoes at last”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Nice variety of tomatoes! Lovely tree frog, too. The same coloration/texture as lichen on a tree.

  2. Michelle Says:

    Not only do they make excellent sauce & jam, but the colors make me want to paint them!

  3. nruit Says:

    I envy your tomato crop!

  4. Laurie Graves Says:

    Love the pictures! Especially the last one.

  5. GrafixMuse Says:

    I so love the photo of your kitchen with piles of tomatoes on the counter.

    Yes, tomato season in Maine has just begun. I too am happily processing the bounty into sauce, salsa, and also freezing some to deal with later while I tend to the zucchini that has been collecting on the counter. My zukes and cukes are almost finished and are covered with powdery mildew too, but I still find one or two per day.

  6. S Says:

    Hooray for tomatoes! I’m glad you’re having a good season, and I love the frog–I think we have some but rarely get to see them, though there are toads everywhere :)

    PS wanted to thank you again for the Carmen pepper recommendation: they were good last year but with this season’s improved weather we are SWIMMING in red peppers, they are awesome!

  7. Robin Says:

    Delicious looking tomatoes.

    Your garden friend is cute! I want one.

  8. Robin Says:

    I was going to leave a comment on your Garden Room post but…I’m a little late. I’ve been thinking about that room for the past month or two. There is something about it that is airy and welcoming. I really love it. That whitewashed wood is a super neat touch. You and Dan did a wonderful job on that room.

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