What a gorgeous month it’s been in September! Pumpkin number three is on it’s way to joining it’s siblings – who we picked a couple weeks ago! It’s probably about 8 inches across right now and it’s growing fast! We have a couple other smaller ones following behind.
The zucchini plant continues to surprise me with three more HUGE zucchinis this week. All three of these weighed in at a collective six pounds!
My zucchini plant has developed white spots on all the leaves. What it is? Is it just in the process of dying or is it some kind of mold?
The peppers are doing fabulous. I have an orange/greenish one. There are lots of green and some purple.
The tomatoes continue to turn red, but we still have a lot of orange and green tomatoes. I had a whole bunch from last week that threw into the crockpot to make a homemade marinara – which ended up tasting horribly. I think I’ll try again later but with a roasted technique.
Next year I’m definitely going to plant more cherry tomatoes – the kids LOVE them and eat them constantly when they are out playing in the yard.
The chickens seem to like them, too – even though we try to keep them away from the garden beds.
Between the kids, the chickens and the garden our backyard is a busy, but blessed, place.
If you’re just now joining my gardening journey, I’m learning as I
go grow and sharing along the way:
- First I built the raised beds
- Then I added dirt
- Then I added plants
- and for fun, we created a DIY Worm Compost Bin
- Our first harvest, lettuce rejoice and be glad
The garden is part of our quest to be more self-sufficient this year. We also got chickens! See our chicken journey here.
How’s your garden doing?