A Monday picking. The kale and leek went with some of our potatoes into a tasty, healthful dinner that night.
The very last of the sweet corn, in convenient bite-size form. Not perfectly-formed ears, but still incredibly sweet and crunchy. This will be missed.
A Tuesday harvest. The muskmelon is a "Minnesota Midget," living up to its name at 1.25 lbs. We never get much in the way of production from melons, but the taste is fantastic.
|Minnesota Midget Muskmelon|
The final harvest of the week. From left, carrots, chard, leeks, Rutgers tomatoes, raspberries, watermelon radishes, and the last of the summer crisp lettuce. As I write this, TKG is making a quiche from some of the leeks and chard. Hey, when do we eat??
How will I know the first true frost has happened? The coleus planting will tell me. I grew these six plants from seed, and they have been brightening a corner of the patio all summer. But with the first nip of frost, they will wilt to nothing.
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Very lovely harvest, love the carrots and melonReplyDelete
Thank you Jenny!Delete
Nice harvest, Will. Dehydrating vegetables is a good strategy and they keep a long time (so the regular garden can complement the survival garden). I mix carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, and peppers together for my own soup mix. Throw a couple of handfuls into a pot of stock and you have dinner.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave. I was not sure how well dehydrated vegetables keep.Delete
I like the idea of the dehydrated carrots too. We do a lot of fruits, but not many veggies except for tomatoes and peppers. That quiche sounds good (it's lunch time here), have a bite for me!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave. I had more than a bite!Delete
Oh...as soon as I saw your first sentence, I quickly checked the weather network as I had not looked in a couple of days. It's that time of year and the weather can turn on a dime.ReplyDelete
Wonderful harvests & (adding to the chorus) that's an ingenious idea to dehydrate the carrots! I'm thinking of all the other veg you can do that to - that would make winter soups so easy! That coleus is beautiful, btw. I'm looking forward to eventually having the time to dabble in growing ornamentals from seed.
Thanks, Margaret. I think our frost danger is a few weeks away based on the long range forecast.Coleus is easy to grow, so go for it!.Delete
One of the weekend nights hit 41F for us. It got me thinking the season is about ended too. I need more sun on my squash to make it mature faster.ReplyDelete
Lovely cantaloupe. Yum! My daughter in Cornish Flat, NH had frost last night. Did you get it too? We are looking forward to visiting them in mid October.ReplyDelete