There are still harvests to be had from the beds. There are enough ancho and other peppers to make another batch of harissa. I meant to pick them yesterday before today's rains set in but couldn't get to it. The forecast calls for the first fall freeze on Saturday morning, and I'll get them in sometime this week. There's also a 4' x 4' patch of parsnip, and I'll start digging them up after a few hard freezes.
I was pulling up the bush beans to clean up the bed for planting spinach and garlic, another 'to-do' project that needs to be done. There was a row of carrots that I had been ignoring, assuming that they would not amount to anything since they were seeded in the summer and never looked very healthy. Well, they actually were pretty nice carrots, over a pound at that. I don't remember what variety these are.
The winter squash have been curing on the screen, and it was time to get them in before today's rains. There's 16.6 pounds of Metro Butternut and 23.6 pounds of Buttercup squash. It was a poor year for squash, and compared to last year's yield of 140 pounds, it's not much. The plants kept dying a few weeks after germinating, and I kept seeding new plants until some survived. The late plantings probably helped the Buttercups escape the borer, which is especially susceptible.
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