September 1 harvest

Harvesting continues at very slow pace and left over tomatoes are still trickling in. Mostly they're being used for salads and salsa. Few beans, one cucumber and small pepper for salad were also picked.
Not from the garden but still harvested were mushrooms that are very plentiful this time of the year. Chicken of the woods, chanties, oysters, boletes and black trumpets. Also was a nice surprise to find few Hydnum and Leccinum aurantiacum- Scaber stalks - they'll be dried for winter.
For now young and tender Chicken of the woods made a wonderful meal.

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  1. THAT is leftover tomatoes?????
    You should live here. That would be a GRAND HARVEST-LOL!
    Enjoy those last FRESH tomatoes while you can-those will be a memory soon. Don't know about you, but I NEVER eat a store-bought tomato.

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    1. Sadly yes, they are the leftovers of what was lush and green beds. I only have a handful of plants left that are strugling to stay alive. I preserved as many as i could for winter but yes, fresh tomatoes will be a memory until until next year.

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  2. Lovely pile of "leftover" tomatoes. Those mushrooms look wonderful too. I am such a chicken about identifying and collecting mushrooms - I know we have so many edible ones in our area but also some dangerous items too so I just pass on them altogether. Really wish I knew an expert in the area that could give me a serious one on one hands on tutorial on the subject.

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    1. I know your area has wonderful mushrooms like Porchini, truffles and chanterelles because I keep seeing people reporting finds and they are wonderful. Can you google your local area for mychological associations to see if you can join field trips? that's the best way to lear on the spot how to identify them.

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  3. Wow! I wish I had that many tomatoes for my main harvest. Lucky you to have that many for leftovers. :)

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    1. thank you, I'm enjoying them while they last.

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  4. oh 'shrooms! Just wish they would grow here! Lovely harvest you have this time.

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    1. i think your area has some mountains with mushrooms growing.. definitely morels grow there in very early spring.

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  5. Wild mushrooms grow in my area but I am afraid to touch any. That sure is a huge pile of "leftover" tomatoes.

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    1. It really isn't that many - there are many San Marzano left but not many regular large tomatoes.

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  6. We really love seeing those mushrooms. Last year we harvested our first chicken (around here we call it "hen") of the woods. It was our first wild mushroom ever. You really know your mushrooms. We'll have to keep working at this. Maybe we can follow your lead and find more and more varieties.

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    1. Jody - this is Chicken of the Woods - aka sulphur shelf - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

      Hen of the Woods aka Maitake is different: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grifola_frondosa

      Of course I prefer Maitake but if I find Chicken I take it too :) Their season is just starting so I'm keeping my eyes open and hope you'll find good haul too. Your area should have Hens right about now :) And I've been picking mushrooms since I was a todler so have several decades of experience :)

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  7. holy tomatoes batman...that is a lot of varieties...did you start them as seed? and where are you guys that you are picking mushrooms, I would love to forage for mushrooms but am too afraid:)
    ps thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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    1. yes, i grow my seedllings from seeds. the only ones I did not grow were the ones added at the end of May - after visiting tomato fest show I couldn't resist and bought few of them. I pick mushrooms in the local state park and right now they are abundant - prime season. You can check if your local areas have mychological associations that you can join.

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