Monday, September 13, 2010
Hi everyone! Thanks for all your good wishes and support as we get ready to sell our home of 11 years!
It’s been pretty nice lately (at least in the early part of the day) so I’ve been trying to spend a bit of time out in the garden. I thought I’d show you a couple of things I’ve harvested in the past week.
What didn’t work – potatoes! I tried growing them in a grow bag this year instead of in the ground and this is all I got!
Can you believe it!!! I spent more money watering them than it would have cost me to buy organic potatoes all summer! Can't say there's always next year since I don't know if I'll have space/time to set up a veggie garden in the new place.
The carrots did surprisingly well. I didn’t really plant too many of them as last year they didn’t do well. But of course this year they did great! I forget what variety these are. I’ve left a few in the ground for later.
But as you know my pumpkins did very well!
I’ve harvested all these so far and I have a couple more that need to turn orange before I cut them from the vine.
I know you all want to know what happened to my cinderblock pumpkin! For those of you that don’t know – I was checking on my pumpkins one day and noticed I had one growing inside a cinderblock (I used the cinderblocks to make a raised bed for my raspberries).
I took a crowbar and hammer to the cinderblock since the pumpkin was wedged in there pretty good! It came out kind of square/rectangular. It was in there kind of sideways so it’s not going to be a perfect square.
How fun is that! If I have space to grow them next year I’m definitely going to do this on purpose and grow square ones!
That’s about all I’ve harvested lately with the exception of a handful of raspberries and a few peppers.
As always, thanks for stopping by!