Monday, October 17, 2011

Final Harvests

Most likely the last of the bell peppers and almost the last of the jalapenos. There are a few more out there about half way grown. If frost keeps holding out, they still have a chance.The final container potatoes of the season.The Caroline Raspberries are just putting out another large flush of berries. Some should be ripening tomorrow. There are tons on the plants, but I'm not sure if they'll have enough time to ripen. I think October 15th is pretty close to our average first frost date around here, so they are really pushing it. It'll be nice to get one more sweet treat from the garden before the real cold sets in.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I just walked past the window a few moments ago and saw another hummingbird. I don't recall ever seeing one this late in the season before. It was a wonderful, morning treat. Oh, and today is the day! GARLIC PLANTING! Or as I would like to think of it, getting a jump on next season. Time to enjoy some cool Fall air and get my hands dirty.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Harvested the last two potato containers. The potatoes that never died. I planted them back in March or April, and they just kept of going. I think I put 2-3 seed potatoes in each 12" container. Between the two containers, we got around 15 good-sized potatoes. Enough for two meals for the family. I'm definitely going back to only growing potatoes in containers next year. They always yield so much more. And the kids love dumping them out. I have to admit, I do too!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hummingbird! 8:20am! Trying to fuel up on geraniums and bluebeard this morning. I thought I had seen the last of them for the season. Stay warm my friend. It's in the 40s right now. Brr.