The first glimpse of red made itself known this morning in the garden. From our cherry tomatoes, to be precise. Putting off our big mid-summer harvest seems to be then plan until we have enough toms to preserve, so we're watching everything closely to protect against bolting and a plethora of things that could turn south in an afternoon.

There will some room for fall crops in the coming weeks. What are some of the winter veggies that you plant? Keep in mind, we're in zone 5a/b, so figure cold weather is coming sooner than later.

Here's to hoping your gardens are fairing well this season:)


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Lisa Lombardo said…
Thank you so much for featuring my post on surviving the summer on your homestead! I'm honored!
Laurie said…
I always look forward to your blog hop! Thanks for hosting again!

Sounds like your gardening window is short. We don't have that excuse--just much to get done in order to actually get our garden area cleared/ready. Hoping for a Fall garden...

Look forward to what's hopping this week!

Good Morning! It seems the world is a small place after all. I found your party in a round about way this morning and after looking your site over discovered we are neighbors! Glad I found you and thank you for hosting! I've shared my latest in my first link with you, #14, 19 Uses for Calendula Tea. Have a wonderful week and look forward to participating.
WT Abernathy said…
Good morning Susan:) It's good to have neighbors, especially when it's time to harvest;) We loved your article on the Calendula Tea, and decided to use it as our featured post for last week- Enjoy your week as well, and we hope to read more when you care to share!