While goldfinches feast upon sunflowers and nuthatches nip away at the suet, we have picked our way through all the squash, tomatoes and peppers, laying most to rest and ripen in garages and windows.
Final samplings of squash, tomatoes, and peppers. Clockwise from yellow summer squash resting on top of darker buttercup squash: "yellow" pepper, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, patty-pan squash, with ripening tomatoes nestled among squash.
My lone cricket still eeks out his chirps most evenings, letting me know that all the frost warnings are not quite for real…..just yet. The predicted heavy rainstorms never materialized in our area, only a couple of short-lived squalls one day. But, it’s so much easier to do cleanup when it’s a lovely, dry autumn afternoon.
The kale, lettuce, chard, and leeks are very happy with the current phase of mild part sun, part cloudy days, alternating with rain, and the nasturtiums that refused to grow all summer have never looked so lush…….
Mid-October transitions in the garden. Where's Juniper?
But, it’s not over yet! It’s not THE final harvest……we’re just getting growing on the fall crops….check back in!
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The September pickings are in, just as weather decides it will actually be fall-like!
- Summer squash: 40 (pounds)
- Cucumbers 20.5
- Swiss chard: 18
- Kale: 25
- Beans: 4.5
- Peppers: 0.50
- Tomatoes: 51.5
- Eggplant: 1
- Scallions: 2.75
- Beets: 1.5 (tops & roots)
- Basil: 6.5
- Potatoes: 2
- Winter squash: 23
Grand Total: 197 (rounded off)
(Slid on past the August total!)
Total season bounty: 459 pounds
Thank you plants, pollinators, and devas!
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Tagged basil, beans, buttercup squash, cucumber, eggplant, harvest, kale, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, tomato