I seriously love going out to my garden and seeing the fruits of my labor. Literally. Although, I do have to admit the labor part has definitely been minor this fall compared to my springtime gardening.
I dug up my first sweet potato this week. In all honesty, I probably should have kept it in the ground but self-control was not happening, I was too curious to see how big it was. It wasn’t. But I still had fun checking it out. The squirrels had fun eating it too as they thought it was a treat I left for them on the back porch as it was curing… (Note to squirrels: I will NEVER leave you a treat!)
The green beans are blowing up. In fact, it was quite a surprise at how many are already chugging along. There will be some that are ready to be picked here pretty soon!
The butternut squash in the side bed is doing well too. Already have two big ones out there. It will be no time before they are ready to harvest. The ones in the raised beds are a little slower but I have two little guys started.
Not too much to update on the carrots, they just get a little bigger every day. The beets and swiss chard have sprouted and I need to do a little thinning. Already loving their color!
My peppers are already proving to be a little better than the spring. Although that is not saying much at all since they were pretty much duds this spring. I have some banana peppers, bell peppers, and a jalapeno growing away.
I spotted my first tomato of the season this week! A little slow… but hopefully I will get a few more before it gets totally cold. Although there is a cold front coming in tonight…
The broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are going strong. I swear they look significantly bigger every time I go out in the garden. The brussels sprouts unfortunately didn’t make it… although they looked promising there for a week or so. Well, until the squirrels (or whatever animal) decided they looked tasty.
And then there is the watermelon. Isn’t it November next week? My watermelon plants are doing better than ever. They are healthy, they are green, they are growing uncontrollably. I have been debating if I should pull them out or not, but I keep them in there because they look so lush. And then I found this guy yesterday. Maybe, just maybe I will get an actual watermelon?
Lastly, I will leave you with some pretty pictures of my marigolds. They hung on through the summer and are now producing many, many beautiful flowers and adding some nice color to my garden.
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