Wrapping Up the Season

There was a chill in the air today that felt like summer was really over. I decided it was time to say good-bye to the two tomato plants that I have called my garden this year. After the wet spring and then the summer drought, they had finally started to grow again and produce some tomatoes, but now that cold weather is coming they won't have a chance to ripen before frost. So today I made the last harvest and brought the green tomatoes inside.

This is all that is left after the heat of summer took its toll, not to mention the critters I fought to keep those plants alive. Too bad they didn't have just a few more weeks of warm weather to finish growing and to ripen on the vine. I'm hopeful that they'll ripen indoors now though.

I also needed to bring my Meyer lemon tree inside for the winter. I have nurtured the little twig all summer, and I hope she'll be happy beside this sunny window in my kitchen until next spring. I really think next summer I'll see blooms and some lemons.

My blueberry bushes should be able to winter outdoors, but I will keep a close watch on them. I am already looking forward to next spring and trying to do better with my gardening.

I have a couple of books to study over the winter months that might help me improve my gardening skills. So that's my plan, study up, and tackle the garden again early next spring.


  1. I always hate to see the end of those ripe tomatoes. I'll be studying up this winter too!

  2. I picked the last of our very prolific cherry tomato plant. I will miss those tasty little guys!

  3. I tried gardening a few years ago and failed miserably. Deer and rabbits were the main culprits. I want to try again, but on a smaller scale such as container gardening. I'd be able to keep a better eye on them that way I think. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. :)