Well, it’s over for this year. Last weekend (Oct 10-11), it started getting cold enough to warrant frost warnings on the NOAA site for our area. Husband has been so very helpful– on the 11th, he went out and picked all the tomatoes that were left on the plants, red, not quite red, and green…
They have been beautiful to look at in the gorgeous hand-painted platter my cousin gave us as a wedding gift three years ago. As the tomatoes ripen, the colors have been changing. Guests even have commented about how pretty they are!
And this weekend, Husband surprised me on Saturday by dismantling the garden on Saturday morning when I was out at a worship team rehearsal. I was kind of dreading the task, and it was such a nice surprise to find that the balcony had been cleared of all the big pots and most of the little ones. We still have some of the herbs inside. I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to do with all of them quite yet. And the strawberries are out there still… I’ll wait for some good frosts, then I might make puppydog eyes at friends and see if any of them will store them in a garage over the winter 😉 I’d like to see if it works.
Like I said in a previous post, this summer was probably the last summer for a “big” garden on our balcony. Next spring our place will probably be on the market, and we can’t have lanky tomato plants blocking the nice view 😉 I’d like to still have some herbs, and maybe the strawberries if they survive. It’s sort of embarrassing to say it, but it was kind of a relief to take the garden down this past weekend. I have been really busy with some other hobbies, and the garden was so sad… I know that when February comes around, though, I’ll be hankering after little green growing things….
So this blog is going to be updated less frequently, maybe, and will be mostly about my sewing and scrapbooking (and maybe a little crocheting for good measure) for the next months… until I can have a garden again.