Garden going great guns

More or less – check out this early August bean harvest. We pulled about 4 more baskets this size over the course of August: IMG_0537.JPG

Lots of spicy dilly beans for me (Susan’s been busy canning). Most of our other crops have done equally well – all the berries (straw, blue, black, raspberry) did from good to great, the spaghetti squash did great, the delicata did ok, the pumpkins are coming along nicely, and while our zucchini and cucumbers succumbed to some sort of blight, we got a good many before that happened. Tomatoes still struggled with the blight but we got quite a few this year, and our peas carrots, cabbages and beets all did great. Broccoli was again a bust due to bad harvesting timing. Our asparagus is finally producing enough to make meals of it (3 or 4 this year), and our radishes did fantastic…except we picked them too late. The biggest bust of the year is the apple crop, where we have almost none, but last year was a bumper crop and supposedly that leads to poor years the following season, so we weren’t surprised. We’re still debating what to add next year (this year was strawberries). My preliminary vote is more blueberry bushes, but rhubarb is another possibility.

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