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Post  countrynaturals on 10/3/2017, 9:30 pm

WOW, TD. That would be a whole year's harvest for me. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson on 10/4/2017, 10:06 pm

What blessings!

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/8/2017, 11:12 am

Crazy weather here for this time of the year. I had to put on the air conditioning this morning to cool the house and remove the high humidity. It is so warm outside that I was able to go for a walk in the neighborhood wearing shorts. Family members are with us a for a visit including five grandchildren.

This morning I took two Golden Zucchini from the garden plus a couple of Roma Tomatoes, some Cucamelons and Raspberries. The grandkids filled a good sized bowl with Raspberries yesterday and we used some Romaine Lettuce for a Caesar salad. Today for evening meal we will include carrots and beans previously harvested from the SFG. 

I can see a couple of Cucumbers still developing on the vines. I have not yet harvested the Sweet Sakatas Melon as well as one last Canada Crookneck Squash.  There's a lot of other things out there in the SFG including Sweet Million Tomatoes, Leeks, Kale, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Bush Beans, a few Peas, Tomatillos, various Lettuce, Multiplier Onions, Mizuna, a few Strawberries, Coriander, Parsley, Thyme, Sage, etc. The temperature in the 3x3x3 compost bin is at 140F and it's less than half full. 

So many things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day long weekend in Canada. Our actual Thanksgiving Day is always the second Monday in October. Very Happy

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Post  sanderson on 10/8/2017, 1:04 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! :canada:

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/10/2017, 4:30 pm

Did some cleaning up in the garden today. This included harvesting the last Canada Crookneck Squash (CCS) and the remaining Cucumbers.   I then removed the CCS and Cuke vines so they are all done for this year.   Mrs TD harvested her Ground Cherries and pulled the plants. We also harvested Raspberries, Tomatoes and Tomatillos but there will be more of them to come this year if the weather keeps holding up.

The SFG area before the cleanup.



The megatrellis after removing the squash vines. Still have carrots and radishes growing in the center row of this bed.



This pretty little gardener visited us this past weekend along with her brother, sister and two cousins (boy and girl).



This is the Frankensquash ... Canada Crookneck plant growing next to a Godlen Zucchini plant.



It is still producing small Frankensquashes.



The harvest.

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Post  sanderson on 10/11/2017, 2:10 am

Holy cow! Very Happy

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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/12/2017, 4:32 pm

Your garden is so productive! Nice job!
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/12/2017, 6:08 pm

The SFG and other gardens are winding down for this year. Today I harvested the final Purple Bush Beans, Golden Wax Bush Beans and Multiplier Onions.

These are Chinese Five Color Peppers. (sorry for the out of focus photos)



Cayenne Pepper.



Jalapeno Peppers.



Unbeleivably the Okra is still flowering even though we had frost last night.




Still have a couple of Okra pods but I will not bother to harvest them.  I will not grow Okra next year.



Still getting a few small Golden Zucchini on two plants.



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Post  sanderson on 10/13/2017, 3:18 am

TD, Do you actually eat the 5-color peppers? They would look nice in a flower bed in hot regions.

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/13/2017, 9:37 am

sanderson wrote:TD,  Do you actually eat the 5-color peppers?  They would look nice in a flower bed in hot regions.
I tried a piece of one and it was quite hot.They can be eaten in salads, stir fries, salsa and dried to make flakes. We had a lousy pepper growing season so my plants did not grow very big and did not produce many peppers.

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Post  trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:10 am

Our high temperature today is going to be 8C (46F) and we will be getting a good frost/freeze tonight with a low temperature of -1C (30F). I still have leeks, kale, chard, carrots, radishes, mizuna/mustard, onions that should do OK at the overnight low temperature. I need to bring in all of the tomatoes which now are mostly green. The beans are done and the plants can go to the compost bin. I expect the zucchini, cucamelon, pepper and okra plants will not survive which is OK. I have some Fall peas growing which have flowers and pods. I'm not sure what will happen to the lettuce ... I know some can survive frost. My cabbage is a mess having been ravaged by critters (caterpillars and slugs). Unbelievably the strawberry plants in the SFG bed still have some flowers/fruit and the raspberry plants outside the SFG are still producing nice juicy fruit which I need to harvest today. Then there are the herbs (basil, thyme, coriander) that can be harvested. I think I have a bit of work ahead of me for today.

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Post  trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:49 am

With frost predicted for tonight I decided to bring in what is left of the Sweet Million Tomatoes and Roma Tomatoes including the green ones. There are more on the vines that I will not bother to bring in. I also brought in a couple of green Cayenne Peppers, one Chinese 5 Color Pepper and the few small Golden Zucchini. Then I harvested the ever abundant Cucamelons and a few Everbearing Strawberries. All of the previously mentioned things came out of OSFG and ANSFG beds. To top it off I collected a big, overflowing bowl of Everbearing Raspberries from one of the soil beds. Such blessing.


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Post  sanderson Yesterday at 1:12 pm

Nice last summer harvest

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