Reveling in the September Garden Harvest

Posted by on September 3, 2017 in Sustainable Food | 0 comments

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!

John Schaeffer with his homegrown harvest of zucchini and tomatoes

Real Goods founder John Schaeffer with his homegrown harvest of zucchini and tomatoes

For the Earth,

John Schaeffer's signature

John Schaeffer,
Real Goods Founder and President

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