7 October Weekly Update

A quiet week in the garden.  We’ve had other commitments this week so we haven’t been able to spend much time in the garden. Combine this with a slowing in the harvest cycle, rain, and cooler weather, we just don’t have much for you this week.

Part of the Weekly Garden Harvest

Nonetheless, we still got butter beans, field peas, a few green beans, and many sweet and hot peppers.

One of the cauliflower plants suddenly wilted; it was removed forthwith on the off chance it was contagious.

We were really planning to get into the garden this afternoon – so we got up this morning and watched the thunderstorms settle in and a nice brisk fall rain helping the trees to shed some leaves.

We got a dehydrator as a present!  Stackable trays, nice design.  I’m really looking forward to using it, particularly for small amounts of fresh herbs – this way I won’t have to fire up the oven all day in order to effectively dry stuff.

I’ve noted this in a couple of other places, but if you click on any of our pictures you get taken to a much larger version of it.


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7 Responses to “7 October Weekly Update”

  1. Patsy Says:

    What you do have for harvest looks great! I’ve never tried butter beans, are they shelled? How nice for you to have a dehydrator! That’s something on my wish list.

    • foodgardenkitchen Says:

      Butter beans and lima beans are essentially the same thing. We call them butter beans because one of us is very particular about what they are called 🙂

      Butter beans are supposed to be harvested before the beans are fully matured – the bean is still green – as opposed to limas which have turned white. It’s all the same plant though. And, yes, you have to shell them.

  2. kitsapfg Says:

    Those peppers look great. You sure have gotten a great harvest from your garden this year. If you dehydrate a lot, the dryer will be greatly appreciated and earn it’s keep in no time at all.

    • foodgardenkitchen Says:

      Yes, another great pepper harvest this year (despite cutting down on the number of pepper plants – we may cut down further next year). There were a few disappointments – eggplant, winter squash, and tomatillos – but all in all, a pretty satisfying year.

  3. Jenny Says:

    wonderful harvest! love the bright colors of hot peppers.

  4. Stoney Acres Says:

    Great looking harvest this week. Our garden is slowing down too. In fact we had our first frost this week so our summer crops met a sudden demise!!

  5. Daphne Says:

    Beautiful harvest. I’m still not a fan of butter beans though. I like just about any other kind of bean. I think I have too many memories of being forced to eat them as a kid.

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