Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today from the garden - a basket of ripe tomatoes.
And a bucket filled with eggplant, peppers and onions.
All to be shared with friends.
Then just for me.
My first pumpkin. I really held no hope that one would be ready before we pulled up stakes. You cannot guess at how excited I am over it. These were supposed to be little sugar pumpkins. The kind you roast like squash or make into soup. This guy is about 20 pounds. Stay tuned for Jack-In-July.

26 comments:

Yvonne said...

Great pumpkin and awesome looking tomatoes. :)

Carrie ~ said...

Wow, your garden is giving you wonderful rewards. Those tomatoes look yummo!!! Enjoy.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your pumpkin is like a perfect shape! OK...next year I think I'm going to have to try a tomato plant...never have...but dang Libby your's look so darned yummy!

Judy said...

Well that fat little sucker grew it's heart out! Maybe it knew it was to be the only one and just pushed up and out!

paula, the quilter said...

Both you and Crazy Aunt Perl posted about ripe pumpkins in July. What is going on? Of course, both of you are in California, maybe that is it. My poor garden got pounded with heavy hard rain and hail night before last. I'm hoping it recovers. *sigh*

sewprimitive karen said...

Libby, this beautiful produce just cannot be from your own garden. Are you sure you aren't roaming the internet for picture perfect veggies?????? Kidding. They are just wonderful, esp. the pumpkin.

Colleen said...

Lovely produce!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very exciting! What will Jack become?!?

Dixie said...

So happy and excited for you about the early pumpkin because I know how much you wanted one! This is the icing on the pumpkin cake!

Kim said...

What? You aren't packing that sweet pumpkin for the move?! Lol, it's probably tempting, huh? Very nice harvest. I'm glad you have been able to enjoy the fruits of your garden. Love the maters!

WoolenSails said...

Those tomatoes look so good. I never got a chance to do a garden. Our plow broke and there is no way I was going to go out and shovel;) We do have a pumpkin though. It was a leftover seed from last year and now it is growing.

Debbie

The Quilt Buddy said...

Wow! That is a good loooking pumpkin!

anne bebbington said...

Lou is growing pumpkins over here this year - hers haven't even flowered yet!

Kathie said...

and just think whoever buys your home what a garden they are getting too!

Carol said...

You have the BEST garden!

Kelly Ann said...

YUMMY!

MARCIE said...

Jack in July! I love it! Your own 20 lb baby pumpkin! I hope he will play nice with the other vegies.

Jeanne said...

Everything looks delicious! So glad you got a pumpkin and it's a beauty.

Candace said...

Incredible harvest, Libby! But the pumpkin is wayyyy over the top! Think the worms had anything to do with Jack's size??
Cheers!

Lea said...

OMG! Your garden produced so much! :-)
Your pumpkin is adorable,love the Jack in July! *S*

Angie said...

Oh Libby, I am soooo glad you got to harvest those vegies, especially the tomatoes! They are gorgeous and I wish I had one of them right now. :) That pumpkin is a beauty!! I am so happy for you!

Marilyn R said...

Wow! Pumpkins in July! I am so glad you got to harvest one of your pumpkins. You must be doing something right for it to get sooooo big!

Janet said...

I'm very impressed by your green thumb and the pumpkin is a beautiful shape. Love the aubergines.

Stephanie D. said...

That is one Honking. Big. Pumpkin. I am green with jealousy.

yellowfarmhouse said...

You just can't beat that fresh stuff right off the vine - enjoy. Now a sighting of a pumpkin for me brings shivers of excitement - me likey fall very much :).

Hope your packing is going along swimmingly :)

Hugs - Karen

julieQ said...

Yummy looking and right from your garden! I want to see a carved punkin...soon!! LOL!