Green zebra up top, yellow brandywine bottom left and regular old cherry tomatoes — that were supposed to be black cherry but that nursery mislabelled and reminded me why it’s extra important to start your own seeds. 

The rains have come back so it’s harvest everything before the blights take over fall.

Pretty happy with my bloom pinching this year with the Brandywines, this is only half the harvest, the other looked as good or better.  Way fewer gnarly weird fruit with built in wood bug homes :)

Chocolate chip banana bread.  I kinda wish I’d made a gif of the steam coming off this one last night.  This is the Moosewood Cookbook Banana Bread recipe, yes that amazing one with the coffee soaked bananas *drools* Here it is, don’t forget to add chocolate chips :D
I half the recipe and only make one loaf, it’s so dense and delicious you’ll be trying to give away the second loaf so you don’t eat it all.

Chocolate chip banana bread.  I kinda wish I’d made a gif of the steam coming off this one last night.  This is the Moosewood Cookbook Banana Bread recipe, yes that amazing one with the coffee soaked bananas *drools* Here it is, don’t forget to add chocolate chips :D

I half the recipe and only make one loaf, it’s so dense and delicious you’ll be trying to give away the second loaf so you don’t eat it all.

I’ve been a gluten glutton lately, my recent weakness is homemade Naan.  So easy, make a bunch and freeze them, even using them for my pizza variation.  Warmed in the cast iron skillet, flipped and cheese on top, pile on fresh basil and tomatoes.  Salt and pepper on top, and delish.

I’ve been a gluten glutton lately, my recent weakness is homemade Naan.  So easy, make a bunch and freeze them, even using them for my pizza variation.  Warmed in the cast iron skillet, flipped and cheese on top, pile on fresh basil and tomatoes.  Salt and pepper on top, and delish.

White-lined spinx hummingbird moth Hyles lineata — First time I’ve had one of these beauties in my garden, my new fave visitor :) 

White-lined spinx hummingbird moth Hyles lineata — First time I’ve had one of these beauties in my garden, my new fave visitor :) 

Soooo tall, and soooo blue.  Here’s hoping for an indian summer!

Soooo tall, and soooo blue.  Here’s hoping for an indian summer!

This was my first year growing green zebra tomatoes, and I’m sold on them.  Abundant, didn’t get the early blight like the cherry tomatoes did, and holy delish!!

This was my first year growing green zebra tomatoes, and I’m sold on them.  Abundant, didn’t get the early blight like the cherry tomatoes did, and holy delish!!

The extra black bean plants I stuck in with the sunflowers are loaded and dragging the sunflowers down with their weight.  Can’t wait to make soup!

The extra black bean plants I stuck in with the sunflowers are loaded and dragging the sunflowers down with their weight.  Can’t wait to make soup!

The cat’s view of the pepper situation, despite the battle of getting hammered by an early blight, I seem to be winning the war with my neem oil.  :D
When other gardeners tell you to give up and pull the plants, don’t always listen to them.  Little experiments can make for big smiles.

The cat’s view of the pepper situation, despite the battle of getting hammered by an early blight, I seem to be winning the war with my neem oil.  :D

When other gardeners tell you to give up and pull the plants, don’t always listen to them.  Little experiments can make for big smiles.

LPT:  If you get lily pollen stains on your clothes, hang them in the sun and the stain will bleach out.  Even if you’ve already washed, bleached, tried everything else…
Totally works!

LPT:  If you get lily pollen stains on your clothes, hang them in the sun and the stain will bleach out.  Even if you’ve already washed, bleached, tried everything else…

Totally works!

The first big Brandywine tomato is almost ready for pickins :D

The first big Brandywine tomato is almost ready for pickins :D

White powdery mildew is on full attack since we had a week of clouds and rain, even the forest is losing the battle, big leaf maples are sick :(
I don’t have enough Neem Oil in my stash to help the forest, but my garden should be good in a day or 2, as long as the rains stay away…

White powdery mildew is on full attack since we had a week of clouds and rain, even the forest is losing the battle, big leaf maples are sick :(

I don’t have enough Neem Oil in my stash to help the forest, but my garden should be good in a day or 2, as long as the rains stay away…

Love lies bleeding Amaranthus caudatus
This plant is straight up amazeballz!

Love lies bleeding Amaranthus caudatus

This plant is straight up amazeballz!

Frangipani  Plumeria in flower, on my patio, in CANADA :D 
Feeling pretty grateful to have this scent in my life again.

Frangipani  Plumeria in flower, on my patio, in CANADA :D 

Feeling pretty grateful to have this scent in my life again.

Here comes the cutest cucumber ever: Mouse melon, aka Mexican Sour Gherkin.
Kids that claim to hate cucumbers can’t even resist eating these :D

Here comes the cutest cucumber ever: Mouse melon, aka Mexican Sour Gherkin.

Kids that claim to hate cucumbers can’t even resist eating these :D

My pepper patch is still getting hammered by some kind of blight.  The older fruit is holding on, but all new fertilized flowers are dropping :( 
I need a greenhouse!

My pepper patch is still getting hammered by some kind of blight.  The older fruit is holding on, but all new fertilized flowers are dropping :( 

I need a greenhouse!