Wow, October is over! It went by at lightning speed. I have a feeling November is on the same trajectory. It was a good month in the garden. Watermelons came out. The fall garden is in. Things are growing… for the most part. I still need some tweeking to my soil block process, but it is yielding some good plants. Egg production was back up a little, although our sick chicken issues have slowed things down a bit again. The bell peppers got pulled out this weekend, along with a whole host of peppers. I’ve been a bit disappointed with the quality of the peppers we’ve gotten, they’ve mostly been smaller with thinner walls. I’m curious as to whether that may indicate some type of micro nutrient deficiency. I think I’ll contact one of my local master gardeners and see what they say. I’ve already planned out their location in the beds for next spring and they will be completely olla watered. I have high hopes for them. I’ve purchased three of the twelve ollas that I need for spring. That should be enough for one bed. It’s a gradual process because of the cost, but I’ll keep moving forward. In any case, here is the run down.
Eggs – 99 (good job, ladies, keep up the good work!)
NM Peppers – 4 pounds (wahoo!)
bell peppers – 12 peppers
watermelons – 7 melons for a total of 46.25 lbs.
Obviously not a huge haul for the garden, but with all of the veggies growing along there is great promise for the future!