Friday, 11 September 2015

Garden wrapping up

It feels like I just planted the garden and here it is the middle of September (almost) and the nights are starting to get cooler. In fact we had frost two nights in a row. It was enough to leave my row covers with a nice layer of ice on them in the morning. I covered my tomatoes and a few of my squash. The back garden is just too big to cover all the squash so unfortunately the plants out there were hit hard by the frost. I am hoping with the temps hitting near the 30C mark here today and tomorrow that it will help to ripen those suckers a little bit more. We will be taking in all my tomatoes this week-end even though they are still green. I think I will be canning tomatoes into December again this year..lol

I did harvest my lone watermelon. It looked ripe to me, but when we cut it open it was not. Booo.
You can see some of te corn I harvested in the background too. A few didn't pollinate well so they looked scary..lol On a whole corn was a disappointment yet again. I can never pick it at the right time and it just tastes like nothing. I harvested 10 cobs and there are about 20 still on. I will use the rest for soups. If they ripen before it gets too cold.
 
Yesterday I blanched the final bag of beans from the garden. This pic was taken back at the end of August and the beans have been sitting in my moms fridge since then. Since we have been living at her place during renos we have had fresh beans as often as we can. But they needed to be frozen or tossed. So i blanched them

 
Well my little pickle is up from her nap so I should rescue her!
 
Take care
 

2 comments:

  1. I always complain about frost around Sept 10---you REALLY take the prize for early frosts! Sorry about the melon--I have NO idea how to tell when they are ripe. Always a shame to cut them open, only to see they're not yet done.

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  2. No frost here yet, heavy rain tonight though. my garden only has a few pole beans and my potatoes in it now. hate to see the end, really

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