Sunday, 27 November 2016

Garden Journal - October 23–November 27

November 27, 2016
Today we put the garden to bed. The beds are all mulched with leaves, and we've added new stakes to protect and support the fruit trees (which are also well mulched). The gloves and rags, bins, and tools have all been put away. The total recorded harvest for this season was 50 kg of produce for the Glen Rhodes Food Bank, and 20 kg taken home by members. That 20 kg is likely a little higher with harvests that didn't get recorded. Thanks for a wonderful and productive season, friends!

November 1, 2016
  • Cover low square bed with floating row cover to keep harvesting herbs and greens into the early cold months
  • Wash & dry empty bins
  • Clean & sharpen tools
  • Disassemble trellises
  • Cut & bag aphid-infested milkweed
  • When clean, move equipment to basement storage
October 30, 2016


  • Disconnect, drain, and flip rain barrels
  • Harvest
  • Disassemble trellises
  • General clean-up


  • 600 g beets
  • 100 g kale
  • 300 g turnips
  • 400 g arugula
  • 200 g lettuce
  • 150 g sage
  • 1.5 kg potatoes

October 23, 2016

  • Some new squash flowers, but no fruit
  • The cantaloupe has fully rotted from the squirrel bite
  • The cauliflower is still putting out big, new leaves but no flowers
  • The clover seeds scattered a few weeks ago is sprouting well
  • The worm castings we spread a few recently was clearly full of tomato seeds; there are tiny seedlings everywhere. No problem, though; they'll die off in the frost.
  • The crabapple leaves are yellow and starting to fall. Some of the other trees on the property are beginning to change, too

  • Gather leaves
  • Clean up front flower garden
  • Harvest

  • 100 g kale
  • 100 g parsley
  • 150 g mixed greens

October 9, 2016
2.1 kg squash
300 g beets
1.1 kg turnip
300 g radish
180 g parsley
50 g chard
600 g tomatoes
300 g tomatillos

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