Monday, October 24, 2016

Harvest Monday - October 24, 2016


We are almost at the end of October and, bit by bit, the garden is being cleared out.  There are now only a few beds left from which to harvest:  Swiss chard/lettuce; kale; broccoli; carrots/parsnips; bunching onions.

The Swiss chard will likely be pulled soon as it's barely growing in the cool fall weather.

Chard & lettuce bed

Monday, October 17, 2016

Harvest Monday - October 17, 2016


The big addition to the tally this week was the squash.  I had actually harvested them the week before but didn't have time to clean them up and include them in last Monday's tally.

Coming in first place was, not surprisingly, the butternut squash - 12 squash were harvested from 2 plants:

Butternut Squash


Monday, October 10, 2016

Harvest Monday - October 10, 2016


It's the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada which is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest...especially for us veg gardeners, no?  Happy Thanksgiving to those that are celebrating this weekend, both here and abroad :)

Many of us are hunkering down with family and friends to enjoy some turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.  As with most celebrations in my family, we had our big family dinner yesterday, leaving the holiday Monday as a day of relaxation and, just as important, leftovers :)

This year, we had dinner at my parents house and, wouldn't you know it, just as we are about to leave the weather network issues a frost alert.  Ugh!!

Beautiful but deadly...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Garden of Rhonda Fleming Hayes & Bachman's Tour


Minneapolis GBF - Day 1 - Garden #4

Our next stop was the house of Rhonda Fleming Hayes, author of “Pollinator Friendly Gardening”.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Harvest Monday - October 3, 2016


The beginning of October is greeting us with some beautiful weather:


Once again, it looks like our first frost will be well after our average first frost date, which happens to be today.  Hurray!  I still have some crops that could use a few more days of warmth, including squash, tomatoes, peppers and the late planting of beans (for drying).