Sunday, September 8, 2013

September’s Bounty

Well, it’s a rather small bounty but one we’ve enjoyed. We’re not sure growing tomatoes and peppers in pots was a success but it was worth a try. And they added some pretty color to our courtyard!

TomatoesIP

I think we’ll put some herbs in our containers now.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

(not sure how amazing these are! lol)

Did you have a garden this year?

41 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great idea!! I am growing tomatoes in large pots this year also!! They look super delicious!!

Stacey said...

Looks great to me! I've never been terribly successful with tomatoes. Except one year we had about a million cherry tomatoes. :)

Diane Writes said...

So colorful and more importantly, healthy!!!

Unfortunately for us who live in the city, we don't have the chance to grow such healthy veggies.

Have a great week ahead namemate! Thank you for forever linking up.

Vee said...

Yes, it looks like the Little Shop of Horror just now, but it's producing still.

I think that tomato red is an amazing color and I'm sure that you've enjoyed those tomatoes and peppers for more than just color alone. Herbs would make a lovely little kitchen garden on your patio.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sure looks to me like it was successful, Diane! It's so nice to have fresh garden tomatoes.

Susan said...

Looking good from here! I have loved the homegrown tomatoes in North Carolina...even my hubby says salad taste better, XOXO

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

It looks as though you were more successful than me. Very feeble offerings this year apart from the fruit! Have a wonderful week xx

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Of course it was a success, they look so tasty. Love the color and I'm sure they'll be delicious.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

They look like they turned out great! I didn't have my raised beds this year (hopefully we will build some this fall) so I grew my herbs, lettuce and tomatoes in containers. We had so much rain that my tomatoes were mushy thought.

TexWisGirl said...

they're definitely pretty. :)

NanaDiana said...

No gardens here this year- Yours is better than ours!!! xo Diana

Susie said...

We used to go to a campground in summer...all the old fellows would grow tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. Oh the bragging.:):) Hope you had some you could eat. xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll read yours to my hubby, Susie. He'll get a laugh out of that. And yes, we had lots to eat and they were really sweet and good! Thanks for the sweet comments everyone!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, YES, it is worth it - especially the tomatoes! Nothing from the grocery store ever tastes as good as a true vine-ripened tomato.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

So pretty ! I just picked the last two cucumbers...the vines are about dead now. I have canned some tomatoes, made sauce, given some away and now I see another round out there that needs picked, yay! :)

Patsy said...

Thanks for stopping by.
We have tomatoes in the flower bed, and they did good this year, one on the patio.

Patty Sumner said...

I usually do a garden but was just to busy with our move to do one...I miss haveing all the great veggies to can....Your tomatoes look great...growing in pots is a great idea. I just found your blog...I am following along. Stop by for a visit with me...woulld love to have you follow. Love your blog! Blessings!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

1st, I just want to tell you I love lavender so your blog title is perfect! Your peppers & tomatoes look great with great form. I wish I had a vegetable garden but I never think about it until it's too late!
I'm a new follower! Happy to meet you!
-Khammany

20 North Ora said...

Didn't do a garden at all this year. Last summer the heat was so atrocious that we lost everything early on, so just didn't do it this year. And of course, it would have been a perfect summer for a garden up until the last few weeks when the heat has been awful. Oh well, maybe next year.

Judy

Pamela Gordon said...

The look great Diane. I grew a plant of tomatoes and one of green peppers in pots on our back deck. We have enjoyed fruits from each one! It's wonderful to have them so handy isn't it? Pam

cucki said...

So prettyyyyy ❤❤

eileeninmd said...

They do look like a success! I love tomatoes and the colors are pretty. Have a happy week ahead!

Stephanie said...

Garden-fresh tomatoes...yum! Have a lovely Monday! Hugs.

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm with you Diane. Trying to grow veggies in pots is more work with continual watering and fertilizing.
I had a nice container of herbs by the back door but my dog in pursuit of a chipmunk, dumped the contents.
Judith

Incipient Wings said...

do you ever fry up the green ones?
they look delicious!!!
beautiful photos:)

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Diane,

I love your colorful produce!! I wouldn't feel bad if you didn't get a whole lot; this was not a good year for produce anywhere that I can see. Speaking of herbs, we bought some fresh herbs at our local Fresh Market, and I made herb butter to put on our grilled steaks tonight. Yum. :)

Visiting from Amaze Me Monday; have a lovely week, Diane.

Hugs,

Denise

Blackberry Lane said...

The colors are so pretty. Hope you have success with the herbs; they smell so wonderful, don't they?
Have a good week. Mildred

A Garden of Threads said...

They look so yummy, we had a blight on our tomatoes any got only a few. Enjoy your week:)

ann said...

We are winding down our garden. We still have tomatoes coming on, so we are giving it up quite yet. I have a pan full of tomatoes now to make salsa. Tomorrow's project. You tomatoes look great.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I remember growing peppers in pots several years ago and it was great fun, but lately I haven't done any gardening whatsoever. I'll live vicariously thru you ;).

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

There's nothing better than home grown tomatoes! You have to try making some freezer salsa....YUM!

cynthia lee designs said...

No garden here...we have to many critters out here that eat up everything that you plant.
hugs,
Cindy

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh yours look great! The tomatoes I planted in pots did Ok for a few weeks and I got 6 or 7 tomatoes and then the whole plant just rotted. Ugh. So I started completely over and planted a few more, hoping to get another couple of tomatoes before fall hits. I've got one, yes one, tiny green tomato growing, but it needs to get a lot bigger. So my attempt at growing tomatoes this year was not exactly a success either, but.... we try.

Poppy said...

Diane,

I think they look fabulous and what a great border of patterned colour! Cheery pics, thanks for sharing!

Poppy

Lorrie said...

Your potted plants look great and have produced some lovely produce. The peppers are wonderful!

Yes, I have a garden - it's looking rather scraggly now and although I've made two batches of salsa and canned some tomatoes, there are still more ripening. Pasta sauce is next. And we eat tomatoes everyday. I do enjoy the luxury of going out to pick vegetables from my garden.

Dorothy said...

LOVE home-grown tomatoes! I like to grow the yellow cherry maters :)

MarmePurl said...

Such a colorful array.
Yes, I have a rather large veggie garden and a very small orchard. I do so enjoy it.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like you had a nice crop of tomatoes, Diane--they always taste so much better than store bought.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well at least you grew a bounty. I planted seeds and got one single something, not even sure what it is, but I am keeping it alive to see if it is worthy of my care, or a weed ;)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am sure that with a little salt and pepper those beauties were worth the effort. Valerie

Donna said...

At least you got a few tasty beauties for the effort! We always have pots of herbs on hand for cooking. I just snipped rosemary, basil, thyme, and parsley for our meatloaf dinner!