- pears to ripen in their box (35 lbs of them in my living room)
- tomatoes to ripen in their boxes or on the vines
- beans to dry up a bit on the vines
- carrots and beets to use as much sun and moisture as they can in the ground
- corn to soak up more sun and moisture
- leeks, kale and chard can just sit pretty for as long as they like
- ditto for the few cabbages that survived
- brussel sprouts to maybe do something
It feels like I should be canning. I should be blanching and freezing. It's September. Isn't that harvest time?
I could just pick and dig it all up now. I could put the whole garden to rest.
But I don't want to waste the growing weather we've been getting. Still no frost on the horizon and temperatures in the mid-high teens for next week again. Some things are just so late this year, it seems. The sun was a little late this year.
What I do have ready to go is basil. Rosa's basil again, because once again I shaded my basil too much. Oh, how I'm thankful for Rosa's excess! I didn't pair basil with tomatoes this year (I learned not to do that last year), but I planted it together with the parsley. My herb circle. The parley grew like mad. The basil did not. Could not. Sigh... Next year I'll plant it in a neat patch all together. Tune in next year to see how that works.
So, my next "putting up" project is pesto. A quick job that hopefully I can do with the kid's help after school. That will make me feel productive and less restless.