Garden Update

Oct 1, 2013 by

About one week ago, I cleaned the garden up and tore out everything that was done for the season.

I decided that broccoli and cauliflower are NOT worth the valuable space it takes up in my compact deck garden.
I would rather have more green beans.

I enjoyed growing basil; we have pesto every couple of weeks. I use my green onions and carrots regularly. I really like being able to just pick what I need, when I need it.

I got ONE tiny Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe out of the six melon plants I nurtured. We gave it a try about 1 1/2 weeks ago. While it was tasty and sweet, it was so small, it was barely a bite or two with the seeds and all. And, since we only got one, there wasn’t much to enjoy. I thought it was interesting, the day after I picked the melon, the entire plant shriveled up and died…I didn’t know that would happen.

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I have one butternut squash growing; it started to grow a little over two weeks ago. I am not sure if anything will come of it with our Minnesota weather that can change at anytime. But, I will tend to it and hope for the best.

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When I picked green beans this past Saturday, I was shocked to find that my pretty Purple Podded Pole Bean plants were loaded with flowers ready to produce more beans. Just 5 days ago I almost yanked them out thinking they were done. So excited for the beans that we will enjoy this week. Did I mention I wish I had more bean plants. Next year!

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The purple podded beans that looked like they were done for the season.

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The new blossoms will bring us beans this week!

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Bush beans

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and more beans…can anyone have enough green beans?

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Some pea pods growing for the cooler, fall season. Just getting flowers on them this weekend; yum!

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The corn and sunflowers were a bit of a bust this year. We got a few sunflowers. While the corn was very tall, the animals snuck in and trampled it. We did try one ear and it was mushy and tasteless. I need to find a tasty organic corn to grow!

What did you love about your summer and what are you looking forward to this fall?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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