August 31, 2015
This week, we harvested the last of our cucumbers, beans, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. They are slowing down a bit – we are only harvesting about 1 gallon a day verses 3 gallons a couple of weeks ago.Each year, our beans are FULL of holes throughout the beginning and middle of the season. Towards the end, they look beautiful! I guess the mexican bean beetles hibernate early? Anyone know why? I sure am thankful for beautiful beans after a season of mostly unusable ones! 😀 We get about this many every other day now. I started the week off spreading more compost so I could plant some more seeds. I am done planting summer crops. This week, I planted spinach, lettuce, kale, beets, and carrots for the fall garden. I think next week, I will be able to transplant some brassicas planted under a shade cloth earlier this summer.
We also weeded one day this week (haven’t done that in about a month?) and pulled some watermelon plants. I am pretty sure the electric fence is keeping the groundhogs and raccoons out. However, the crows have become incredibly comfortable in the garden and they are now the ones taking out the watermelon. The deer broke through the fishing wire fencing when I first put it up. It is back up and they have not broken through again HOWEVER, they have found another way through (we did not put deer fence around the whole garden so the wheelbarrow could get through) because they are still munching on the sweet potato leaves.
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