Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 16, 2015

Garden Progression

At the start of the year the garden looked a little sparse. This was the first year here for the raised bed plots.



 It kept getting better and better as the year went on


 The potatoes (to the left) grew and grew. It is likely I planted too many as the yield is about 15:1, or about a 150 pounds. That is a lot of spuds for two people!

 They are now dying off at a fast rate.

 The pumpkins and squash slightly over grew the bed! It appears we have 6 pumpkins in the patch. The medium one is 11 pounds, the largest about 25 and the rest around 6 pounds. There are many spaghetti squash hidden in the foliage.

We are fighting nightly frost. It has come close 3 times, but nothing yet. The patch gets covered over at night. There are going to be lots of pumpkin pies once they ripen! I need 2 more weeks of above freezing temperatures, or we will be trying to ripen them in the house.


5 comments:

Alica said...

Look at your gardens! They're gorgeous! Did you fertilize those bed with horse manure this spring? :)

Gail said...

It is very apparent the plants like these beds. Maybe the frost will hold off for a while.

Texan said...

My goodness your garden is lovely. It has done very well it sounds like! I wish I could get taters to do that for me here! I have yet to get potatoes to do a thing here. I think its just to hot, not the right climate.

peihome said...

Great garden, Ian! That's a lot of taters!

Bethany Carson said...

Your raised beds look awesome, and all the plants look very healthy!