Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What's Growing Wednesday

Or more like, what's NOT growing Wednesday. It's the time of the year where the garden looks bare and I finally admit that these posts should probably stop.


I'm down to just a few veggies, which means this is the last week of this series. I pulled all the beans up the other day, because they were mostly done producing and I was sick of dealing with them. I have one final batch of them to freeze and then we'll be done with beans for the year.

The carrots are still mostly in the garden because they keep fresh and can withstand freezing. We'll probably pull them all in a few weeks and try and store them in the cold room.


The green onions are now pretty big, since we didn't eat them very often as small green onions. I kept forgetting they were there, since they were pretty well buried between the beans and beets. I guess I need to start using them in things.


The peppers are still growing and they will continue to do so until they freeze too much. I'm going to try and leave them out as long as possible and cover them when the frosts come. I love how well our peppers always do.


As for the tomatoes, they are done. Our crop sucked this year and most of the tomatoes just rotted on the plants. I need to actually get out there and pull these up, I just haven't yet. So here is a photo of our pathetic plants.


At least the flowers still look nice.

Does anyone else still have veggies in their gardens? Or are they mostly done too?

6 comments:

  1. Your peppers are always impressive :) I've forgotten to look at my tomato plants in about a week. I believe there are still some green ones out there that I should probably pick and see if they ripen anymore inside or maybe I'll just make some green tomato bread.

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    1. I've never had success ripening green tomatoes inside. This green tomato bread intrigues me though, tell me more?

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  2. I often buy carrots from a guy at the Peterborough farmers market ALL WINTER. He just heaps straw over them and digs them as required. They are beautiful carrots!
    I got my garlic bed all weeded and raked today. I had hoped to see the lady from Gaelic Garlic at the farmers market last weekend so buy more planting stock, but she wasn't there. :( I'll have to make do with the stuff I have on hand.
    Everything is finished otherwise.

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    1. I would love to try the straw over the carrots for the winter method since I haven't had any luck storing them in the cold room. But since we're moving this year, I'll be digging them all up and taking them with us. I have always wanted to plant a garlic bed but never got around to it. Maybe at the next house.

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  3. All done here. You had a much better garden than we did! Next year, fences to deter the critters!

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    1. It seems that our dog keeps the critters away because we have never had a problem. We feel very fortunate about that.

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