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A woman on the edge!A woman on the edge!
  • Phone shot: tomatoes reaching for the sky
  • A woman on the edge!

It’s been a long time, my friends. A very busy spring and summer turned into an incredibly busy fall – probably the most insane phase of my life, ever. I drove 3000+ miles in 4 weeks. Not exactly a “green” or “sustainable” lifestyle. Or a sustainable state of mind. But thankfully that phase is coming to an end, and I should be able to share more happenings around the urban homestead again.

Speaking of unsustainable, the end is nigh for our summer garden crops – but they don’t seem to have gotten the memo. The tomatoes are in a race to ripen all their fruits, at the same time that the tops are still growing taller, flowering and setting fruit. The tops of the tomatoes have surpassed the height of the neighbour’s tree branches. And this is all while the lower portions of the plants are succumbing to late-season blight. I was finally able to can up some pasta sauce using our tomatoes, carrots, garlic and onions for the very first time. Pretty awesome stuff.

The peppers are also still growing, and producing the biggest peppers we’ve had all season. That’s not saying too much, though, since I have yet to figure out how to grow full-size bell peppers with decently thick walls. Oh well. We’ve had enough peppers for our purposes all summer, and that’s good enough.

How are things in your corner of the world?

2 Responses to “Unsustainable”

  1. Vicki
    30 September 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I really enjoy reading your blog. :) Just wanted to say that I understand about the peppers- for some reason the walls of ours don’t get very thick either. They taste good, but I’d like to have that thickness there also. Grasshoppers and some sort of disease claimed a lot of our garden this year though, so next year we will have some plans in place to deal with this. :)

  2. What Pigs Don't Know
    30 September 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Love the pic of you being attacked by the tomato plants! With 30+ days of over 105 degree weather this summer – our garden was non-existent. However, 2 days ago I got in my fall seeds and am looking forward to a cooler season – and hopefully some of our own-grown greens. -Carrie