Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Apples and the Bottle Depot

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 gThe Bottle Depotreen 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.

  • Karen
    Posted at 12:50h, 03 October Reply

    Flora, I love your bottle window, what a great idea. Alas I live with my daughter and I know she would not go along with my putting one up. She is very black and white. Brown furniture and Blond cabinets. all the color is in my room.

    I left a tweet for you concerning putting in a vegetable garden in a spot that is warm and open but the sun does not pass over it. Do you think I have a chance?

    Last year I put one in down a bit from where I’m putting this one, and like you, I had some failures. Number one failure was not putting the beans on a pole:0 OH well.

    Max and cats

  • Flora
    Posted at 16:40h, 03 October Reply

    Thank you Karen, and I am glad to know that you have color in your room! Stay tuned…I will answer your gardening question on Monday’s post. See ya then! And thanks for Twittering with me! (anyone else want to tweet with me? go to http://www.twitter.com/NWGardenFlora)

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