Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD, VOLUME 40 OCTOBER 5, 2012
Posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT by greeneyes
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Can bring these in the house at night and outside during the day when the wheather is nice. Got some parsley harvested and hanging to dry. Got the first batch of green beans-making a big pot to eat today.
Have a great weekend everyone. God Bless.
Pinging the List.
HAve been missing the thread. Just came in from clearing off some of the summer garden. Gathering seeds. Planning for Spring already.
Dipping into the lower 90s and upper 80s in Texas. Brrr, chilly! I thought the tomatoes would be producting more in the cooler weather but they’re not. Something ate my peas and most of the various greens. The squash have blossoms so maybe I finally get some this year - knock on wood.
I have been thinking about spring too. I went ahead and ordered a few end of year seeds bargains, which I can start indoors next spring.
Greetings from Michigan! Our temps are starting to dip here, but no frost yet where I live. I’ve been picking leeks, onions, carrots, chicory/greens, herbs, squash, last of the peppers and tomoatoes here.
Gotta tout the virtues of delicata squash...my first time planting it this year after picking some up last fall at a local farmers market. Very easy to grow, prolific—more fruits per square foot than either my acorn or spaghetti squash plants. Delicious, ‘creamy’ flavor without the stinginess of other squashes...will be curious to see how it stores.
LOL! Chilly?! Is that so?! We're looking at a chance of snow this weekend...
My flower garden here in Texas is really appreciating the cooler temps and the rain we have gotten lately. I can’t believe that in a few weeks I will have to rip them all out to start planting my bulbs and pansies.
Well, we do have a pretty nice crop of green tomatoes now, but sadly we are running out of warm enough weather for them to develop well. Hence the pruning.
I will leave some outside for now under row covers. But when frost comes, they will all have to be carted into the house.
My watermelon and Iraquois melons started growing like gangbusters, but it is running out of the summer season too. I have been picking off the blossoms, and just hoping the ones that are already developed can finish ripening before frost.
Yesterday I found a small bucket in the dumpster. Washed it out, put some potting soil in, and planted a Ghost Peppper seed. We’ll see what happens.
Ghost peppers still growing fast, squash, tomatos are blooming, and both sweet and hot banana peppers still producing.
Time for us to get away for some R & R in Co. starting tomorrow. Looking forward to a change of scenery and de-stressing.
Delicata Squash - I will have to try it. So far I don’t have much luck with squash or melons. The vines always get so sort of wilt.
We had a great crop of cucumbers one year, but since then it has been a struggle.
Table King Acorn has been a favorite over the years, but I usually have to get that at the farmers market. LOL.
I am not familiar with a ghost pepper. What is it like?
Good luck! We had about 20% germination of our ghost pepper seeds. We have 3 plants in 4” pots, and a few seeds left in case of a catastrophic failure. We are really looking forward to some seriously hot peppers next year.
Have a great trip and get lots of R&R.
SNOW in October - see that’s why I don’t live any further north than Missouri.
Lived for 1 year in southern part of S. Dakota. First October snow was about 21”, and then storm after storm all winter long. Nothing started melting until late spring, and some snow was still there in June.
We had an unusually warm winter last year in Missouri, and it suited me fine. LOL
Thanks, we both need it. But it comes at a cost; about 2400 miles in a week getting there and back from N.Houston area.
Yesterday was 78 degrees, today is 45. So yesterday I picked most of the green peppers and today’s task is to dice 1/3 bushel of peppers & freeze them for cooking.
Also harvested the last 4 Kohlrabi. I learned something this year, Instead of pulling up the whole kohlrabi, if you cut the kohlrabi from the stem and leave the root in place a second bulb can develop on the stem.
That right there makes me tired just thinking about that long a trip. I drive 4 or 5 hours to Branson, and it takes me 3 or 4 days to recover. LOL>
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