Can you guys believe it’s October already? Seems like we just started the season, harvested a few things, and it’s already coming to an end.
Well, for most of us anyway. I know you southern gardeners are getting geared up for the coming garden season, and while some of us do have a few fall items, many seem to be puttin’ away their shovels for the season from the looks of our small numbers here at the TGP.
However small our numbers, they are still mighty (ha!). I had some fun looking through last week’s links to find this week’s highlights, including hopefully finding the answer to my tomatillo mystery curtesy of Candice at Adventure Food Love (who took the photo above).
Apparently, I need to grow the right variety for my area to get the large tomatillos that I got the first year I grew them (by chance!), and not the variety I’ve grown the last two years that produces thousands of unusable, baby tomatillos.
Hopefully, forth time will be the charm next season for me and tomatillos.
I love how Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style created this topiary-like porch decor for autumn from cornstalks, a pumpkin and silk leaves. It’s sure a bright and cheery way to celebrate the season.
And isn’t this amazing? I’ve never seen this many pumpkins decorating a house before, let alone lining a bed. You can see all the other places Priscilla found to showcase her carload of pumpkins and gourds on her blog. Fun!
This was a revelation to me. Thank you, Mindy (Rindy Mae) for linking up this recipe for Garden Harvest Grilled Ravioli with enough time left before the rains come so I can buy me some ravioli and try this simple, wonderful sounding dish. I LOVE our Easy Grilled Vegetables – and adding ravioli? Brilliant!
Remember all the tomatoes from last week? It took all week, but I finished processing them on Saturday. Whew. For those who follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen this picture I posted yesterday of the results of some of that preserving:
Next time I’ll leave out the olive oil and just pour a few trays of sauce while I’m making our large batch of pizza sauce to cook in the oven at the same time. Love it!
I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve got for us this week – and only one more regular Tuesday Garden Party before our season-ending bash on the 16th!