Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vine on Trellis Time Over

   When the vines dry up strat to wither it's time to cut them all down. Put all the vines in your compost bin or compost pile. Then double dig the soil to loosen it up break all the lumps and clumps. Add aged manure over the plot. I cover it with mulch, then grow a cover crop of  Legumes.

Halloween Pumpkin

   One of the scariest pumpkin I have seen and you don't even have to carve them .

Monday, September 26, 2011

Trellis Pumpkin Harvest

Harvest is in Pumpkin time

14 pound Galeux d'Eysines

7 pound Galeux d'Eysines

8 pound Galeuxd'Eysines

Galeuxd'Eysines 5 pounder

10 pound Galeux d'Eysines

11 pound Galeux d'Eysines

1 Galeux d'Eysines 20 pounder back side

2 Galeux d'Eysines 12 pounds

1 Galeux d' Eysines 20 pounds

Picking Squash/Pumpkins off the Vine.

   Growing on trellises have so many advantages over the one on the ground. The pumpkins need to be protected from the elements and pest.

Harvesting On Pumpkin Trellises

   When it is time, cut the stem where the vine begins.  Then store in cool place about 55*F(13*C) under a table or closet.      

Harvesting Hanging French Heirloom

    You can tell it is time to harvest with my tips. This variety  serves as a squash and pumpkin colliery world. The sweet orange flesh is used in French baking and soups.

Trellised Pumpkin Harvest

   Time to harvest Galeux d' Eysines from the trellis.

Tomatoes are Harvested

   When it gets cold the Pantano Romanescoes strat to crack open at the top.

Solar Oven for Sun Dry Tomatoes

   Using a Solar Oven to cook tomatoes is a faster way to go.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

San Marzano Gigante 3 Tomato Plant

   This plant has a bumper crop of tomatoes growing out of it. This year is a good one for the books.

Sun Dried Tomatoes are Caned.

   After you sun dry your tomatoes Can them in olive oil. The olive oil is heated to 220*F then pored over the Caned dried tomatoes and sealed with a lid.

Big Mamas sun dried

   The tomatoes have dried in the sun for 7 day now.They are ready to eat or can.

Tomatoes dry in the sun

   The tomatoes have been daring in the sun for 4 days. At night I take them in to protect them from pest.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sun Dried Tomatoes

   The sun dried tomatoes are cook out side in the sun for 4 to 7 days. You must have very hot day over 95*f to cook right.