29 Sep Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Apples and the Bottle Depot
We are enjoying the sweet cherry tomatoes from the garden. Proof: they rarely make it to a salad because they are delightful finger food. The green beans are yummy too as long as I catch them before they get too big.
My garden also had discouraging moments this season-I guess I am not as “seasoned” as I want to be. The cukes and squash needed some serious help and even the tomatoes are not up to their normal yield. It makes me SAD so I try not to think about it.
I have decided to stretch growing again this year. I have in the past brought plants in and used a Grow Light but this year I am in a different house. It has a sunroom with windows along one side and a cement floor. Can’t hang a light-the windows leak somewhat and I’m sure I would have neighbors wondering about the Grow Light-but I am going to try some cool weather crops in there this winter.
I refer to this room as “The Bottle Depot” because there are colored bottles on the shelves inside the glass windows and it seems the whole town brings over their colored bottles to display when they are through with them. And what do I hear all the time? “Oh, you live in that house? I wondered who lived there.” Note that I am always left to wonder if that is a good or a bad thing.
I pulled all the apples I could reach from the trees today and I will need to send my daughter skimming up the trunk too. When the apples fall, the seagulls are getting them. Yes, I live by the beach and the birds aren’t really bad creatures (so says my dog who loves to chase them out of the yard).
But I don’t need anymore messes to clean.