This year has found a new garden space and Marideth & Sarah gardening in the dirt. Long time fans of raised beds but quickly running out of time to plant, we resorted to old fashion rows right on the ground. Everything is just a tad behind the neighbors but there will be a harvest. It’s not as purty as last year but we are going to eat well this fall and winter!
Mums in a pot
Our volunteer squash of 2013! Looks like a cross between Cushaw and Butternut. Maybe.
The great volunteer of 2013, this plant has several basketball size fruits and lots more on the way!
One of Sarah’s basil rows. Yes everything is weedy and the grass is trying to take over!
Really BIG roma tomatoes! Polish Linguista. Some of these are 6 inches long and meaty!
Cucumbers ready to start climbing an old ladder
The little corn patch
More of that volunteer squash. See the little ones coming on? Marideth is referring to this baby as Frankensquash.
Isis Candy cherry tomatoes
The far, and by far heaviest row of tomatoes. These thigs are loaded and struggling to stay on the fence even with vigorous tying. Of course that big wind we had earlier this week didn’t help much.
There are also three rows of potatoes, a dozen eggplants, 2 dozen various peppers (loaded!), and some summer squash, sweet potatoes, okra and a smattering of green beans. Sarah will plant a mess of green beans to can and a few other odds and ends.
Fall crop plans include, brocolli, beets, various greens, and some cabbage. At least, and hopefully!
Thank you Sarah for taking the pictures. Take a look at her blog once in a while here. How is your garden doing this year?
UPDATE; This just in from Marideth;
POLISH LINGUISA comments:
Eastern European variety with bright red fruits for paste, sauces, canning or freezing.
A meaty, delicious variety from Eastern Europe that was brought to America by Polish gardeners in the 1800s. Extremely large, the 10-12 oz. sausage-shaped fruits are produced on indeterminate vines. The bright red fruits lend themselves to a broad range of uses: paste, sauce, canning, drying or freezing. – Burpee
…indeterminate, regular-leaf, vigorous tomato plants that bear excellent yields of HUGE, 10-ounce, 2-inch in diameter, sausage-shaped, very meaty, bright-red, paste tomatoes that are very sweet for a paste tomato. Excellent for making tomato paste, tomato sauce, slicing into salads, eating fresh off the vine, drying or freezing. Plants produce abundantly well until frost. – Gary Ibsen’s TomatoFest
Loaded with vitamins, fiber and potassium, but low in fat and sodium! This 19th Century heirloom has vigorous plants that set more fruit than most heirlooms. Fruits are large, 7 to 10 oz. and pie-shaped. Flesh is soft and very sweet. Totally Tomatoes
The Best Tasting Paste Tomato Meaty fruits good for processing of fresh eating!
Heirloom. Probably the best tasting paste tomato we have found, at least in the opinion of the hundreds of gardeners who attended our annual tasting in September 2001. Vigorous indeterminate vines bear 3-4 inch pointed red fruits 1-2 inches in diameter that are meaty enough for saucing or drying, but good enough to eat out of hand of slice for salads and sandwiches. – Cook’s Garden