|Eating cantaloupe on the porch|
|Lots of lovely sweet bell peppers|
|A little basket of Long Purple and Black Beauty Eggplant|
This was the year that I experimented with growing some different varieties of pumpkin. I struggle with pumpkins due to vine borers, squash bugs, wilts and powdery mildew. The goal was to find some varieties that can survive all these problems. If you check out last week's harvest report you will see that the Dickinson Pumpkins have been a large success and will become a regular in my garden. This week I harvested the first of my other experimental pumpkin variety, Seminole Pumpkins. These are much smaller than the Dickinson Pumpkins. Mine are a little over 2 lbs each, but one vine has grown well and has probably 15 pumpkins on it. It has definitely thrived despite the all the potential problems. From what I've read it is very good at storing. The one downfall I've read about so far is that it may take an ax to open them! I haven't tried yet, but I will report back about opening and cooking one of these little Seminole Pumpkins soon.
|Blanched soybeans ready for the freezer|
Summer squash 0.16
Green beans 0.96
Winter squash 5.36
Yearly Total: 752.3 lbs
That's all the harvests coming from my garden this week. To see what others are harvesting, check out Harvest Monday on Our Happy Acres.