The garden is nearing the end, with freezing temperatures almost every night this week. Surprisingly, all of the remaining plants are still alive, even though it has been as low as 28F. The Fortex beans are still producing, but this might be the last picking for the year. Strawberries are blossoming again, but too late to give me a decent crop. My peppers never did ripen, other than a few Happy Yummy Sweet early on. Even those refused to turn color for me later in the season.
I didn't get a very large harvest of sweet potatoes from the two slips I planted. These, along with the two I dug earlier, weighed a total of 2.04 pounds. As I dug these out, I found the dirt in the container to be as hard packed as concrete, and very dry. I'll try again next year with a good potting mix, and put them in an area of the garden that gets more water.
Just look at how big these late carrots are growing! These were planted after the onions and potatoes were dug, and they are much larger and nicer than the early carrots.
With a hard freeze expected, I picked all of the remaining peppers, and all of the tomatoes that might have a chance of ripening. The green tomatoes in the basket were not included in the harvest weight. If and when they ripen, I will weigh and add them. I had enough peppers in the freezer already, so these (and the ones picked earlier in the week, about ten pounds total) were all given to our youngest son.
Harvest for the Week of 10/01 - 10/07
Beans, pole - 11.6 ounces
Carrots - 30.1 ounces (1.88 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 153.1 ounces (9.57 pounds)
Peppers, hot - 9.2 ounces
Potatoes, sweet - 20.6 ounces (1.29 pounds
Squash, summer - 3.8 ounces
Strawberries - 4.4 ounces
Tomatoes - 141.4 ounces (8.84 pounds)
Total for the week: 23.39 pounds
Total year to date: 975.1 pounds