Harvest for September

Well, not great on the eggs yet.  We have not gotten the next set of hens, but then again they won’t make a difference until they are six months old anyway as far as eggs are concerned.

Eggs – 77

Watermelons – 5 melons totaling 57.5 lbs.  (wahoo!)

NM Peppers – .75 lb (definitely better sized)

Bell Peppers – 6 peppers

Sweet Potatoes – 11.25 lbs!

So September wasn’t a very DIVERSE month, but the harvest totals were a lot more encouraging than August.  I was really pleased with the way the sweet potatoes turned out.  The wife and I were discussing recipes on our date last weekend (that’s right, we’re pretty wild).

Again, I think some succession planting next year will really help the harvest in August and September.  At least it would be worth a shot, they were really pathetic and couldn’t get much worse.  The watermelon are still growing, surprisingly, since they aren’t getting that much light.  The chickens are enjoying the leaves and we ate two watermelons with our small group on Sunday.  One more in the fridge and a few smaller ones on the vine.  I may pull the vines soon and harvest the melons at the size they are at.  i would like to get that space under mulch so that it has time to rest and breakdown before the spring planting.  Plus… the vines are just everywhere and it would help me feel like my garden wasn’t so chaotic.  🙂  I love when things grow like crazy, but it’s nice to return to a state of order as well.

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6 Responses to Harvest for September

  1. Since my garden is done for the year, your harvest looks spectacular. 🙂

  2. Keith, things are winding down here in Nebraska as well. My tomato plants still have lots of tomatoes but because of the 40 degree nights, I will be greatly surprised if any more ripen. I have some regular potatoes still to dig but that’s about it for this year. I’m already planning on next years planting. I ordered my first seed catalog from Baker Creek. The others will just start showing up in December. I’m glad you are having a good harvest before the season shuts down.

    Have a great day in the garden.

    • Thanks, Dave! I actually ordered some sun chokes today for delivery in January. I’ve wanted to grow these for a while, I’m excited I’ll get to next spring. In the meantime I need to start some seed blocks if the veggies that are in the garden now. I’d love to keep the garden growing to its maximum potential through the winter. It’s growing time in AZ and the weather is perfect! It’s only in the low nineties during the day. Gotta love that!

  3. Kim says:

    Brilliant 🙂
    The only thing i’m harvesting at the moment are courgettes another glut to deal with :-/
    I also need to think about staggered sowing and think just one courgette plant will be plenty
    Heres to next year 🙂

    • I love courgettes, we had a bunch this year and ate them constantly. There are a million ways to eat them, but you’re right, at one point I joked that 30% of our diet had become zucchini. But now that we don’t have them, I’m already missing them. I actually got hooked on having them with my breakfast. Weird, I know.

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