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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Garden in the Desert

I ventured into the garden this morning. This is the last of the tomatoes and peppers.....at least until September. Once the temps get so high the plants won't set anymore blooms....and without blooms there'll be no more fruit. So we are relishing these final few.

27 comments:

Becca said...

Oh I am so glad you're back to blogging! Hope things are well with you. The last of the harvest is like gold, isn't it? LOL

The Redhead Riter said...

Visiting from SITS....mmmmmm they look yummy!

Andrea said...

In my opinion there's nothing like a homegrown tomato. Sure beats the plastic ones in the grocery store! I used to live in the desert so I know what you're talking about. Short growing seasons. But at least you get to garden in the winter while most of the country does not!

Yaya said...

Love the orange ones! ;)

Stopping by from sits.

Mama Mel said...

Nice! I've still got some tomatoes and peppers growing here. I'm in AZ... I had to shade my peppers because some of them were getting burnt! Hi from SITS! Have a great day! :)

parentingBYdummies said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! You grew those? I have the brownest dang thumbs ever. Only thing I can grow that well is mildew. Stopped by from SITS. Enjoy your Thursday:)

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

The last of the tomatoes?! I just got excited because I found some blossoms on mine! I'm pea green with envy!

When Ladies Dressed said...

Your tomatoes and pepper look fabulous! I have a vegetable garden and the blooms are just beginning to set now! Your Snickerdoodle recipe looks fabulous - I must try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

LisaLisa said...

Passing by from SITStas....veggies look great. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Drahdrah said...

Just saying hello from SITS.
mmmmm... nothing better than garden vegetables ! ENJOY!

~Kristen~ said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi!!!

YayaOrchid said...

Oh my goodness! YOU'RE BACK!! Hooray, hooray!! It's so good to see you posting again Elaine! Welcome back!

Mary K Brennan said...

Stopping by from SITS. So wish I had done a garden this year. Enjoy your weekend.

OceanDreams said...

Wow, those are some yummy veggies! How wonderful to have that in your own back yard. Welcome to SITS! :)

Robin said...

I've never had much luck with peppers for some reason but I can sure grow zuchinni! Of course I think just about anybody can grow zuchinni. LOL Liked your post....short and to the point. Great picture too. Good to see you back!

Holly said...

I really love your blog! I just found it and I read all your posts. Can't wait to hear more from you.

Alicia said...

hey girl! thanks for stopping by my blog! i just want to eat one of those tomatoes!

Katy Montgomery said...

Hi! Stopping in from SITS. Looks yummy! Wish I had your green thumb! Fresh tomatoes are the best!

Holly said...

Me again. Can you tell me how to become a follower of your blog? I'm new at this but I keep hearing people talk about it. I don't see a "followers" place on your site like on some others. Just curious.

Holly said...

Me again. Again! I'll check back later to get an answer. Thanks!

Elaine said...

Holly.....to answer your question....I see you have a Blogger account so in your Blogger Toolbar you will find a place to click to become a follower. Just follow the instructions. I am planning on putting the "Followers" widget on my site very soon to make it easy for everyone. I overlooked the follower tab on my toolbar for quite some time so I know other people probably do that too! LOL

sandy said...

They look fabulous!


I stopped by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, those tomatoes look so good. Ours are just starting to come in. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Come back anytime you'd like!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Hi from SITS...I had our first tomato for lunch today...

The Redhead Riter said...

Happy 4th of July!

Lacie E. said...

there is nothing better than fresh from the garden fruits and veggies. We go to farmers market and get fresh but it still seems like it tastes better when it comes from your own garden.

DiPaola Momma said...

Yes but you also don't have to worry much about frost in the early spring! I lost almost all of my first planting this year to a late frost. I'm just now getting squash and as my 2 year old squeals with joy "MATOS!" Stopping by from the SITS Welcome crew to welcome ya.