Saturday, September 29, 2018

The fall garden

There's not much left. The potimarrons are still there and will stay for a while, until it starts raining. The Swiss chard and kale plants remain on either side of the garden. We're hopeful for a good fall crop. Otherwise, the tomatoes are gone as are the summer squash and bean plants.

Tasha stands among the chard plants. The weed crop did very well this year. Compare it to this.

We haven't done anything yet about covering the plot for the winter. We still have time for that. So, another season is coming to an end. For next year, I'm planning many fewer tomatoes, fifteen to eighteen plants maximum, compared to this year's twenty-five and last year's thirty plants. I want to try to make tripods with the tomato stakes, tying three together at the top, in hopes that they'll be more stable that way. We shall see.


  1. It's that time, we need to do the same but it's sad to see them go.

  2. I'm glad you had such success with your tomatoes. That braised kale that Ken showed, looked like it must have been tasty, too.

  3. I love seeing the before photo! The weeds needed their day.

  4. jean, true. But we have the memories, the photos, and the sauce in the freezer!

    judy, it was! We tried curly kale one year but gave up on it because it's hard to clean. Flat leafed kale is very good and much easier.

    evelyn, they had it. And more. ;)


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