Yesterday in the gardens
Our weather has been glorious this past week. It’s raining as I type this, but yesterday was a beauty. A great day for a garden tour. As of now this is the state of the vegetable gardens. Full of weeds and too wet to weed, but definitely full of good eats too. We’re in the transition time, a few hold overs from the summer garden, some vegetables still putting on some size and others just waiting for harvest.
A good example of the seasonal transition. Kale on the far left for winter, bolting broccoli for bee food on sunny days, chicken food on rainy days. Hardy celeriac, romanesco, brussels sprouts and celeriac round out the rows.
With late planting dates and a cool summer, the roots are late sizing up. These carrots should be larger, and the parsnips are not much bigger. We are still feeling the missed month around the solstice. A month of long days early in the growing season is so much more important than a month of shorter days at the end.
Sweet Meat winter squash and Styrian Naked Seed pumpkins. It looks like we will be getting a decent winter squash harvest after all. Too early to compare to past harvests until we pull them and do a weigh-in, but they look great, and the weather is cooperating by not freezing. The longer they can stay on the vine, the better.