15 September Weekly Update

Harvests this week were:  plenty of field peas and butter beans, figs, green beans, sweet and hot peppers, lettuce from the experimental porch box, and a small watermelon.  We haven’t cut the melon open yet but we’re hoping it’s ready since the vine it was growing on was 95% dead.   We also did a significant cutting of the basil and dried it but we forgot to get a picture of it…

Lettuces

Lettuce

Late Summer Harvest

Late Summer Harvest

Peas & Beans

Field Peas, Butter Beans & Green Beans

Bucket of Peas & Beans

Bucket of Field Peas & Butter Beans

We removed another garden box this week in preparation for the total replacement we’ll be doing either next month or in November.  The garden is definitely starting to slow down production-wise but the Fall crops are growing well.  We had to spray BT early in the week because caterpillars were on almost all the Fall stuff.  I think two or three plants may have been eaten down to the point that they may not recover.

Another Box removed in preparation for the fall project

Another box removed in preparation for the fall project

Radishes, Turnips, Beets

Radishes, Turnips, Beets

It’s been about two weeks since we’ve gotten rain and we used up all of the water in the rain barrels during the week.  Since the forecast for rain isn’t looking very good this week either, we ended up using the faucet for watering on Sunday.  It’s the first time in over a year that we’ve had to do so.

will it mature prior to frost?

will it mature prior to frost?

Mustards & Kales

Mustards & Kales

Garden View

Garden View

Fall Cauliflower

Fall Cauliflower

Butternut almost ready

Butternut almost ready

Butter Beans on the Vine

Butter Beans on the Vine

Butter Beans on the tomato trellis

Butter Beans taking over the former tomato trellis

Banana Peppers

Banana Peppers

Garden View 2

Garden View 2

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2 Responses to “15 September Weekly Update”

  1. The Novice Gardener Says:

    I hope the butternuts ripen in time. I have a couple of black futsu squash, one is still green, the other is really dark, almost black. The problem is, unlike pumpkins that turn orange when ripe, these are hard to tell whether they’re ripe or not! I’ll give them a couple of weeks and see what happens.

  2. newbiegardengirl Says:

    what do you do with your field peas? my neighbor offered us some but i don’t know what to do with them. i’m not a fan of black-eyed peas and i thought these were similar. we do, however, like black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, garbanzo beans…

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