Today I harvested some of this year's garden bounty. It has been a cool summer, at least in my opinion, and not a great year for the garden. It was also very wet. The cabbages started to form heads but then just went slimy and rotted. Things are already slowing more than in previous years, based on my pictures, and they never got as far as they did in previous years either.
Fortunately, the greenhouse stays warmer and the tomatoes are finally yielding. Here's an assortment of tomatoes I picked yesterday. There are black cherry, jaune flammée, big rainbow, yellow brandywine, sunrise bumble bee, and probably a couple of others. I've already made some roasted tomato sauce for freezing and I'll be doing some dehydrating. There are a couple of cantaloupes in the greenhouse that look like they might ripen before first frost....I hope so! You can see a little bottle of Monin hazelnut syrup for my coffee in this picture - I'm not using that on the tomatoes. It just lives on the counter near the kettle.
The rhubarb has had a very good year, and I harvested quite a lot in the spring. It slowed in the midsummer, but is doing very well again now. Here's some I chopped and froze today. There were two more large size freezer bags like these yesterday. I also made a crumble with some yesterday and made stewed rhubarb and plums that I'll be enjoying with my breakfast yogurt this week.