A wonderful year of production, and of course, a bumper crop of tomatoes, because we did not track the bounty! So much gratitude goes forth to everyone involved, including all plant devas and Elemental beings who tended everything so perfectly, while we got so busy with life’s various activities and demands.
It is the usual wind-down time of rest for all. Some lettuce, kale, and chard are braving the battering of November winds and rain.
A glimpse of some bounty as it occurred along the way. Enjoy!
Luscious Green Beans
Harvesters in action!
Gaston is a wizard at sowing very even stands of radishes!
The intriguing purple tomato cultivar ‘Indigo Rose’
Full glory garden! Where’s Juni…where’s Aspen?
Didn’t forget the corn!
The first summer bounty!
Garden mascot and art sculpture…a zucchini seal.
Ultra-prolific ‘Early Girl’ tomato; no greenies to be had on this vine!
Wind-down and clean up as flaming fall glory sets in..
Prime time in the house yard!
Everything lookin’ good and bountiful! Crazy weather carried through June, and summer officially arrived on July 4th. Just in time to change my mind about moving somewhere sunnier…
By concensus we have also chosen not to weigh our harvests, for the foreseeable future; one too many things to do. It was really interesting to do while in the first years of growing. Of course, this means we will have an even bigger bounty this season!
July 4: Summer has arrived! Jackets officially off the tomatoes and only a couple of melons needing hothouse treatment…
A first in the CG…radishes! A prize-sized first radish picked by Gaston.
Now the jungle is beginning to form…
July 18: time for lettuce to be out for awhile, while the squash jungle starts to grow.
Vegetable fairies have been having a great time with the tomato and squash!
Our beloved Bambie has become frustrated…or desperate… in not being able to eat more tomato vines, nor get into my yard; so she’s taken to eating zucchini leaves off the stalk!
Not what you'd think to be a deer's delight...coarse zucchini leaves...
Shifting weather all over….a lot of rain during the first half of the month, so all tomatoes were pulled in, as well as squash and melons. No rot wanted! So, it’s looking a bit bare as the season comes to a close. Lettuce, arugula, and leeks are doing great!
Once there was a jungle...
September harvest tally:
- Basil: 18 (pounds)
- Bush beans: 3.5
- Charentai melon: 13.5
- Acorn squash: 5
- Corn: 18 (19 ears)
- Cucumbers: 20.5
- Delicata squash: 20.75
- Margarita melon: 26.75
- Scallions: 1
- Summer squash: 10.5
- Spaghetti squash: 19.5
- Tomatoes: 131 !!!!
Total: 288 pounds….!!!
Moving the season total to 473 pounds!
We give thanks to all Beings who assisted in manifesting this bounty!
That tomato poundage is off 6 plants, and no wonder they were collapsing!
Keepin' the bounty dry...
Posted in Community garden, Fall, Harvest tally, Uncategorized
Tagged acorn squash, basil, Community garden, corn, cucumber, delicata squash, edible landscape, harvest, lettuce, melons, spaghetti squash, summer squash, tomato, zucchini
Now that real summer has kicked in this week….YES!….
Lettuce is really starting to bolt; this is the longest we’ve had it last in good condition into summers. Impending harvest this next week, so the giant squash can can room to roam. A first perfect zucchini is waiting for an owner, with more little ones behind. (How fast will it become a bat?) One spaghetti squash plant is decommissioned, as it was crawling over the lavender, nasturtiums, and into the street. Squash, cukes, and melons starting to crawl everywhere.
July 31 jungle in progress
Once again it looks like we will have bush beans maturing at the same time, even if strategically sowed 3 weeks apart. At least they are a variety of greens, yellow, and purple. The pole beans growing on the corn stalks looked like they were going to bind any emerging ears, so they got pulled. We haven’t got this bean and corn cohabitation figured out yet; last year the beans grew too poorly in the shade of the corn, while this year they outgrew the corn.
Color riot in progress!
Passersby by want know how come we can grow tomatoes that are nearly 6 feet tall AND have tomatoes forming? I smile, shrug my shoulders….”We don’t try; it just magically happens!” (It’s the energy flowing in the CG vortex!) That said, it will be interesting to see how well fruit ripens “in the jungle.” Yet, we have our ways..
- Beet roots: 11.25 pounds
- Basil: 2.5
- Lettuce blends: 13
- Spinach: 7
- Blueberries: 4.5
Month’s total: 39.25 pounds
Thanks to all Beings who assisted this bounty!
Posted in Community garden, Harvest tally, Summer, Uncategorized
Tagged basil, beans, buttercup squash, Community garden, edible landscape, lettuce, spaghetti squash, tomato