Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Stuff in the Garden

Todays harvest gave me...
3 baby cucumbers 11.2 oz's
1 english cucumber 8.1 oz's
1 spaghetti squash (it fell off the vine) 1 lb 8.8 oz's
9 pole beans 1.9 oz's (a nice addition to tonights dinner)

My total harvest is now at 98.8 lb. I still have 11 spaghetti squash to pick. I will definitely make it to 100 lbs of harvest for 2009. Nice!

This weekend we will start to build one of two potato towers. I was able to score some free wood for this project. Below is a photo of where the towers will go. The long season potato tower will go up against the fence where it will get the most sun. The second tower will replace the small brick potato bed used this season for early potatoes. The second tower will be used for the mid season potatoes.

Photo below: I found a bed for the sweet potatoes. This area was not being used for anything...

... so I cleaned it out and dug in some home made compost. I will build up the front with one more layer of bricks to make it a bit deeper. This area gets great sun most of the year.

Photo Below: The garlic is doing very well. I think I will have better luck this time around. The onions in the back of the bed are also looking happy.

Photo Below: The brocolli in bed 3 is getting bigger everyday. Though I do seem to have one runt in the bunch.

Photo Below: I am so happy to see how well the sugar snap peas are doing. They have started to flower and I should have peas in about a week or so.

Photo Below: Bed 3

Photo Below: Pole beans.

Photo Below: The brussels sprouts are growing very slowly. I guess that is to be expected with only a few hours of full sun.

Photo Below: The last of my Fall raspberries. I was really surprised at how sweet they were. Much sweeter than the spring crop.

Photo Below: I let my main strawberries keep their runners. I planted some in a container between the two potato beds.


  1. wow...100 lbs?! that's great! the broccoli looks so nice. i'd like to try it in my garden next year.

  2. Congrats on 100 pounds! Everything looks great! It's nice to see a garden continuing to grow while mine is sleeping now until spring.

  3. Kelli - Thanks. I hope I get to harvest some.

    Muse - Thank you. I must say I'm really proud of myself for being able to get this much produce my first year. I hope to do even better next season.