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.