Brought in our compact collection of pumpkins today, ahead of likely frost this weekend. Never been big on pumpkins as far as quantity, but they are fun to have around. This year, some standards like Connecticut Field, a bunch of Small Sugar pie pumpkins—always handy—and one … [Read more...] about Pumpkins in!
Archives for September 2011
First frost on Friday? It all depends on whose forecast you believe in. Because, as I've discovered over time, all weather forecasts are not created equal. The online weather page we've used for the last few years is often in sync with the others, but when it comes to cold, it … [Read more...] about Frost? Take your pick!
Friday harvest. Each week, there's usually one crop that kinda catches my eye: a perfect first cut of baby lettuce, lush green onions with straight white stems, or today's chunky, crunchy bok choi (aka bok choy, pak choi). The variety here is Joi Choi, it's worked out well over … [Read more...] about Beautiful bok choi
Here's a fairly unusual heirloom tomato: Yellow Stuffer. The name pretty much says it all, it's an almost completely hollow tom, ready to be stuffed! As you can see, there are very few seeds in very little gel. I've grown these for a several years—this season, only maybe half a … [Read more...] about Yellow Stuffer, a tomato
Brought in the first of the winter squash, an early variety of butternut (called...Early Butternut), Uchiki Kuri (orange, Japanese Hubbard-type), acorn and pasta. We didn't grow a lot, a few 50' beds, mainly for the weekly harvest shares and personal use. Curing here is usually … [Read more...] about Some winter squash