Since the garden is not officially done for the year I figured I would keep up with the weekly updates.
The past week was full of a lot of rain and guess what it is doing today, yep pouring! Since the weather hasn’t been too cold this rain is both good and bad for the garden or more importantly the gardener. As I have been harping on for days the potatoes and carrots are still in the garden. So the rain isn’t too welcome for that reason. However, Mr. Pickles and I okay mainly Mr. P dug out 2 rows of potatoes yesterday and I am not too worried about the last row. If it doesn’t come out before the snow or the potatoes go rotten it is okay because we have over 100lbs already!
I would say a good 20lbs of potatoes were unusable. A few were green because no one got around to hilling them even though he said he would. The rest looked as though they were eaten from the inside out. All hollow and a few weird looking white bugs hanging around. We played the worms vs. rodent game for about 10plants until Mr. Pickles dug up what he said was a mouse nest, no one was home, but I still screamed. I will have to go out and take a picture once it dried up a bit.
I was able to clear 4 rows of dead plants and weeds from the garden yesterday too. Then my arm gave out and Mr.P said that I had to stop before I passed out. Oh well it’s better than nothing. The bad thing about the rain is that it is still causing some things to grow or regrow which makes weeding the garden a pain in the butt! Not that I am hoping for a hard frost to kill everything, but it sure is tempting!