Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall Around Here

 Yes, the melons themselves; finally. Very cantaloup-like in texture, though not as sweet. JGH, we got maybe eight or nine! Next year, I'm planting more. It was the right combination of intense heat and rain that really allowed these to take off. Sometimes, things work out.

Unfortunately, it was a banner year for the Mexican bean beetle, so we got very few beans.

Tomatoes also were a bit disappointing. Lots of peppers. Canned 4 pints of tomatoes, though. But still . . .

Below, you see the small plants we got last Saturday at Crabtree: kohlrabi, leeks, Bright Lights chard, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuces. I think they are still a bit small to be planted, and we're forecast to have a drencher on Monday, so maybe next weekend. I hope they don't become rabbit or deer food.


Kurt said...

Our entire yard is in shade. Boo hoo.

JGH said...

Welcome back to the blog!

I'm glad you got some Minnesota midgets! I got only a couple because my early seedlings were eaten by slugs (I think).
Looks like you're gonna have a nice fall garden. Don't know if I've ever seen a Mexican bean beetle. Gotta go look that guy up.