Archives for category: Harvest

Our years supply of onions and garlic is secure.

I can sell the rest now.

Last year we sold too many and had to buy some. The weather is better this year, so they are bigger, and I planted alot more.

The first batch of koji was done last evening. The harvest was good and of good quality.

Now it’s spread out drying above the warm water pipes and the next batch is already in the incubator growing.

Almost done for the winter.

Brussel sprouts in the snow.

You’d be scared too if you saw who’s taking my picture.

The newly turned dirt gets a sprinkling of golden worm food for the winter.

There’s plenty more where that came from.

I’ll probably be digging and raking till new years again this year.

We’ve had a week of ‘indian summer’. It seems like it’s been record warm for oktober, and I’ve been cleaning out crop residue and weeds and getting an early start on my digging and other autumn chores.

I love the sight of the cleaned out garden, and the sight and smell of the turned over dirt ready for winter fills me with joy.

Soon I’ll throw some leaves on for the worms.

There are still a lot of flowers to let grow a little more while it’s still relatively warm.

And oriental autumn greens.

Not all the cabbages got devoured by the onslaught of bugs and drought this year. Many survived and are thriving now in the cooler weather.

Kohlrabi too

It’s pickling time now, and although I left most to get bigger, I picked some cabbages to make a batch of sauerkraut.

The one on the right is a trial to make a sauerkraut out of shredded kohlrabi.

I finally got them all in out of the cold for winter storage and selling. All over the place.

Because of the frost I picked all the rest of the cucumbers, even the small ones, and set them for pickling.

Not enough cucumbers and too big of a jar for the last ones, so I filled in with a jolly mix. I added, peppers, onions, apples and beens. I can’t wait to taste it, but alas, I must wait 4 weeks for the fermentaion to happen.

Ladt night the temperature went down under the freezing point. The frost sensitive plants may not have died and the fruits were not damaged, but it looks like there will be more frost in the days and nights to come, so it’s definitly time to harvest the rest of the pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes and squash.

Almost all the pumpkins are in, as well as the the other sensitive crops, so let the cold come.