A ton has happened in the garden since I last did an update. First off, we harvested our potatoes and onions. The potatoes did great, but the onions not so much. Any tips for me? My onions never seem to get very big even though I dig out around them.
Also, our bell pepper are doing awesome! This is the best year we’ve ever had with bell peppers. Normally they rot and die and we don’t even get to harvest any, but I’ve already picked several this week. Woohoo!
A couple of week ago we had a bad windstorm that blew most of my sunflowers over and some of my tomato plants. 🙁 As you can see a couple of my tomato plants are just hanging out on the ground. They are loaded with tomatoes though so I can’t pull them up. I’ve been picking tomatoes for a couple weeks now and I’ve already canned 20+ pints of puree and I have a batch in the dehydrator as we speak. Despite our overgrown mess it’s been a great year for tomatoes so far!
I went out today and pulled all of our cucumber and bean plants (they had mildew and were dying off, but we’ve enjoyed TONS of cucumbers this season!) and I planted peas. Then I planted beets, spinach and lettuce all of which I’ve never grown before.
As usual, our sweet potatoes have taken over which is awesome cause they are one of my favorite vegetables!!
I also planted a row of butternut squash where the potatoes were and they are growing nicely. I can’t WAIT to harvest these and make pies, etc. 🙂
I didn’t think to take pictures of what I’ve been harvesting because I post those mostly on Instagram. You can follow me @MissyRakes to see more. Also I’d love for you to follow along on Pinterest (honeybeegrace) as well. I’ve been pinning lots of good canning and dehydrating recipes lately.
Whats happening in your garden?
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