Reveling in the September Garden Harvest
Glorious September! This time of year our garden is so fecund that we can eat most meals directly out of our garden with only limited trips to the store.
We planted 15 tomatoes, all heirloom varieties and mostly my favorite Cherokee Purple. We planted about 8 cantaloupes and a few honeydew melons. I discovered this year the cantaloupes just fall off the stem when they’re done – no need to figure out elaborate systems to know when they’re ready to eat. And there is NOTHING like vine-ripened cantaloupe in the morning – sweetest I’ve ever had.
So for dinner we rotate between grilled eggplant, bell and long peppers, okra, tomatoes, and of course zucchini. The hard part is staying on top of picking those zucchini before they get bigger than a baby’s arm. Nothing like late Summer for feasting on your garden!
For the Earth,
Real Goods Founder and President