KnorQ's Kitchen

Serial Hobbyist

Category: vegetable garden

This week in the garden

 

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Above are the very last of the tomatoes. The tomato plants were pulled out, the soil was turned and garlic bulbs were planted (Spanish Rojo & Inchelium Red). The gourds were harvested  and the last of the herbs were picked to dry and store. There are a few flowers still surviving in the yard. I collected enough dahlias, roses and hydrangeas to put together a nice fall bouquet. There is still some clean up to do in the yard to prepare it for winter. Over the winter I will be planning for next season’s yard projects, reading seed catalogs in the bathtub and putting a “garden year in review” post together. I will miss my yard for the cold months but look forward to a winter of  good books, good movies and soup. Lots of soup.

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This week in the edible garden 1

Check out this pretty tomato:

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Ugh! Dammit! Brown on the bottom, mealy on the inside. Thankfully that is not true for all of the tomatoes – just most of the big ones
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Still harvesting greenbeans and I’ve had success ripening some of the larger tomatoes indoors in a brown paper bag with apple peel.
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Pumpkin is big and getting its orange! The vine, however, looks like it is dying and getting moldy – I need to read up on this situation.
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This week in the edible garden

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Harvesting: Potatoes, lettuce, herbs, baby chard,  carrots, the last of the shelling peas.
Planting: Nothing this week
Growing: tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, lettuce, grapes, zucchini, fall squash, cucumbers, beets, carrots, strawberries, chard, sweet peas, arugula, herbs of all sorts
Gave up on:  The shelling peas – short season this year and a very low yield. We tried a new variety this year (need to confirm the type) and it did NOT do well in the garden.
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Nice crop of volunteer potatoes this year.  The potato above might have been left in the ground a wee bit too long. Carrots are loving the new raised beds – this is the best crop yet.
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Above — Clearly there was no  tomato pruning regimen — whoops. Below is the volunteer pumpkin vine with green beans and grapes in the background
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The green beans and gourds both flowered this week.
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Summer squash above and the garden haul below. We had a great garden feast on Sunday – Roasted carrots with honey-thyme butter, green salad, roasted rosemary potatoes and minted peas — all from the garden!
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This week in the edible garden

I broke my “no plant purchase” rule and picked up some starts from Portland Nursery. I have no will power. But maybe by fall I will have some Cave Man’s Club gourds:
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Shelling peas and potatoes above – Sweet peas below. I think the plant in the green pot is a berry vine of some sort…not sure…it was growing among the weeds and I threw it in a pot to see what it does.
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I harvested the first lettuces – Look at their pretty little heads:
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I fixed up the fourth garden bed and planted it with  summer squash starts from Portland Nursery
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The green beads (Jade II) just surfaced:
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