Archive for September, 2010

I agree with what this 11-year-old has to say.  Now if only we can get our government on board.

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Super Harvest Moon

This past Tuesday in the Northern Hemisphere we were all witnesses to a Super Harvest Moon.  The action began at sunset on Sept 22nd, the last day of northern summer. As the sun went down  in the west, bringing the season to a close, the full Harvest Moon rose in the east, heralding the start of fall. The two sources of light mixed together to create a kind of 360-degree, summer-autumn twilight glow that is only seen on rare occasions.  We won’t see another Super Harvest Moon until September 2029.

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Two of my favorite tomato plants this year are the Sweet Pea and Currant Gold Rush.  The tomatoes that develop on these two varieties are delicious and very addicting, we call them “crack berries”.  The fruit is very small, about 1/4″, and by the end of the season we will probably harvest over 1,000 tomatoes from each plant.  The tomatoes are very healthy containing as much as forty times more lycopene than common tomatoes.  The tomatoes are great to eat right off of the vine, but I also use them as a garnish on my summer salads.  As the summer winds down I am hoping to dehydrate the tomatoes and turn them into tomato raisins. Here are some pics.:

Sweet Pea

Currant Gold Rush

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