Hello everyone, its August but sure feels like September! Here's a few updates from the garden.
|Pepper row next to some buckwheat cover crop.The buckwheat suppresses the weeds very well. As I pick things or clean rows I just hand toss seeds on surface and they sprout within a few days if it rains.|
|Green chiles looking good.|
|Eggplants coming on with small sets, late but they look good.|
|Tomatoes ripening fast now. Let the canning begin!|
|Planted some broom corn for making decorative shocks this fall.|
|Tomatillos starting to fill out husks.|
|Tongue of fire beans, we pick some fresh and leave some for dried shelling.|
|Cantaloupes beginning to ripen.|
|Butternut squash filling out.|
|Long Island Cheese pumpkin getting bigger every day!|
|Brussels sprouts sprouting, can't wait for frost! We may pick some early, but they|
are sweeter after a little frost hits them.
|We have a few apple trees that produce some great tasting little apples, not sure what variety. |
The tree were here when we moved in.
|Blackberries struggled this year, had a few to eat fresh, |
but nothing like the gallons we froze last year.
|Time for a snack after working hard. This time of year we enjoy garden sandwiches: |
thick cut bologna from our local processor Delaware Meats, ripe tomatoes, peppers, and beet relish. Yum!