Late Summer Gardens

We’ve had our fair share of issues this summer, but the gardens are still cranking out the goodness and giving us plenty of goodies to offer our customers and keep us well fed.

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We’re also pleased to see our fall greens starting to arrive.

kale

kale

Arugula

Arugula

Our Asian greens are starting to arrive too.

Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Tatsoi

Tatsoi

Mizuna

Mizuna

Tokyo Bekana

Tokyo Bekana

Maruba Santoh

Maruba Santoh

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

There’s plenty of good eating still happening around here.

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16 comments on “Late Summer Gardens

  1. Aggie says:

    Nice! Moon & Stars have been our tastiest melons. Is that true for you?
    You have some Asian greens that are new to me. Will check them out.

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    • Bill says:

      Our Moon and Stars have done well this year and are certainly delicious. But my favorite is Crimson Sweet. Asian greens grow well here and we really enjoy them. We’re also growing senposai, a Japanese green which is similar to collard greens.

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      • Aggie says:

        Our Crimson Sweet wasn’t sweet, but our soil is probably not as nice as yours. Thank you for sharing.

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      • Bill says:

        We grew watermelons this year in a clay-soil garden. But one advantage of the hot dry weather that ended the summer was that it increased the sweetness of the melons (even though they were smaller). Our Moon and Stars were sweet, but the Crimson Sweet were better.

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  2. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, I’m glad to see your garden is still flourishing. Gardening is winding down fast in Nebraska. There are a few tomatoes dribbling in and maybe a green pepper or two but most things are finished. The high temperature yesterday was 69 and the low last night was 48 so we are definitely sliding into the fall weather. I will be starting to cleanup the garden this next week. It seems like the summer has really passed by fast. The joy of the summer is quickly becoming a memory.

    I now have enough pallet material to finish Terra Nova Gardens fence which will foil those pesky deer next year. I’ve already formulated a multi defense plan to keep the raccoon out and if they do get inside the wooden fence, live traps will catch them. Today will be a day of mowing grass and mulching more in the gardens.

    Have a great garden market day.

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    • Bill says:

      It’s starting to cool off here too, which will cause our hot weather crops to ripen slowly(if at all) but is great for the cool season veggies. You’re right about the summer racing by. Hard to believe fall is upon us already.

      We continue to be plagued by deer. They jumped the fence and ate a lot of our broccoli and peas. I go out every night before bedtime to scatter them. There are plenty of acorns this year so maybe they’ll leave us alone for a while. But I’m not counting on it.

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  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Nice. Really nice! What is the fruit in the photo between the watermelon and okra?

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  4. daphnegould says:

    I love those fall greens. I wish I had more sun in the fall to grow greens well then, but I tend to have better greens in the spring.

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    • Bill says:

      Fall is best for greens here. We grow them in the spring but the pest pressure is worse and they bolt as soon as it starts getting hot. We’ve planted lots of them for this fall. So far, so good.

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  5. shoreacres says:

    We’re in our in-between stage, waiting for the fall gardens to come in. We finally got a front through here last night. Granted, our “cold” front is going to only drop us into the 70s for a couple of days, but the humidity already is down a bit. Even the fish are excited. When I stepped out this morning, the sound of the glass minnows jumping at the surface was delightful.

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    • Bill says:

      We’re kind of in-between too. The summer crops are either finished or coming in slowly, and we’re still a couple of weeks away from full production with the fall gardens. The greens we sold today were mostly babies and thinnings, but there are (hopefully) lots of goodies on the way. And we’re only a couple of weeks away from our sweet potato harvest. Hoping we find lots of potatoes waiting for us. It actually rained the last two days, breaking a long, ugly dry spell. I was beginning to wonder if we’d have any fall forage in the pastures.

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  6. BeeHappee says:

    Yum, we are starting to eat those fall greens too, waiting for those colder nights to get the flavors to concentrate even more.

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