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Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday October 13

Things are definitely winding down.  Last week I picked two and a half pounds of pole beans and a summer squash.  This week there was only one harvest.  The weather has been persistently cloudy and rainy, and the lack of solar radiation has definitely taken its toll.  Still there was nearly a pound of beans and a nice squash to be had.  The carrots are small.  I don't know what the problem is with this bed but nothing has done well in it since the spinach and lettuce were harvested in the spring.  It definitely gets a heap of compost in a week or so.

That may be the last squash although there is one more on the plant that may or may not mature.  And I'll pick a nice batch of chilis in a few days, enough to dry for chili powder. 

Closing in on 300 pounds, a new record for me.  That will be a cinch, with parsnip, sweet potatoes and the second set of winter squash still to come. 

To see what other people pick this time of year, head on over to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

Margaret said...

I only harvested a couple of small heads of broccoli this week, so your one harvest sure has me beat!

Daphne Gould said...

Good luck on that record. We have had a good year too. I don't know yet if it will make a record but it will be close.

David Velten said...

Not a bad harvest for mid-October. You don't really expect squash and beans this time of year.

Eight Gate Farm NH said...

Agree with Dave; it's great to get more beans and zucchini, for the freezer if nothing else.

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

Beans and squash in October is always a good thing, I say. I do believe it has been a good growing year here in Southern Indiana. But things are winding down, and the shortening days are slowing growth down on just about everything.

Mark Willis said...

Nice fat carrots, Mike. What variety are they?

gardenvariety-hoosier said...

Mark, I think those are Nantes and Danvers. They were started in mid-summer and grew very slowly. I think the soil in their bed needs some serious amending. Still, better than nothing.

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