The second bed of potatoes is almost ready for harvest. These are (hopefully) my winter potatoes, so I'll leave them in the ground until the foliage is completely dead, then dig them up. I thought that two beds of potatoes might be a bit much, but considering I've eaten my way through at least 3/4 of the first bed already...
|Onions and garlic hanging out in the shed on my fancy-schmancy curing tray.|
And one variety was just right :) I'll keep cloves from these two varieties (as long as the taste is okay) for replanting. Oddly enough, I'm second guessing myself, and I'm tempted to try some fall planting again.
|Just right - and purple!|
But what about the Scarlet Runner beans? Complete, utter, 100% failure. Oh, they are pretty enough, but not one bean from 32 plants. Not one.
|We don't need to be productive because we are pretty!|
|What's that? Can I eat it?|
|Carpenter bee - that explains the sawdust in the raised beds!|
I still might keep the seeds, since I really have no preference between the two, and see what I get. And to all those people I promised okra seeds - oops! Yes, I should really have known better :(
I'm cautiously optimistic on the squash front. Even though my grand total for
|Look at the stem getting all brown and hard!|
|Smaller, but still okay. And yes, that is an acorn squash along side.|
|Winter Sibley among the ruins (and weeds) :)|
|Hang in there, little squash!|
The acorn squash are still looking good, but I'm kinda disappointed - only 4-5 fruits in total, and they are small. Oh well - they'll be a good size for individual meals. And really, squash is squash - considering the failure from past years, I shouldn't be complaining about any that I'm actually able to grow!
The sweet peppers are all done, and had a respectable harvest this year, even though each pepper was somewhat small - lack of water, I think.
|Yummy yellow peppers.|
|Have I mentioned that I love summer?|