Sep 13, 2018

Reaping the rewards

Yesterday morning started out with some low fog. Photo taken from inside hence a bit of reflection ( or dirty window ) in the upper right third of the photo.

At the very end of a long work day at our desks/computers, Colin left about 4PM to start putting our garden to bed for the winter.  Those two sheds in the background are for storing communal garden tools, etc.

Once I had my last meeting and they left I walked over to the garden area to offer some help. So nice that the rain had stopped.  Now that is a large turnip.  I think you got that one Henk!  I shared  beets, Swiss chard and carrots between a few friends as well as our new neighbors.  As you can see our Swiss chard continues to do well.

Our carrots have been slow to grow but it was time to see what we had grown.  Only half of the row grew but certainly enough.  We have been nibbling today and they are great raw and so very sweet.  The five tomato plants to the right of this shot are still producing as is the the Swiss chard.

This is what I picked yesterday. We still have lots more ripening on the vine.

I already have a half of a crisper drawer full of beets in the fridge and will add these.  At least I know that they should do well in the fridge until we get back in the spring.  Hopefully we will be able to eat the rest of the carrots before we leave.  Colin also cleaned a lot of beet tops and Swiss chard and put them in those special green bags.  We will eat all of those before we leave.  During the last week the kale got bugs and some sort of mold so we never got to enjoy the last of it.  But I will grow both kale and Swiss chard on the Isla in pots as is my normal.

The sun sets to the right of this photo but my eye was drawn to the light only on the lower hills.

Not much of a sunset last evening but still interesting.  In about two months those Isla sunsets will be making an appearance 🙂

I have been in communication with my two blog readers who are likely to be affected by hurricane Florence and so far so good.  Thinking of you and sending prayers your way and to all who will be affected.

It is now 8:25PM, my bath is running and after a wee bit of relaxation, it will be time to prepare dinner.  Hasta manana.

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4 Responses to “Reaping the rewards”

  1. George Yates says:

    Nice that you got too clean up your garden a reap the rewards, and will be eating well for a while. Lots of great things you can make with fresh garden tomatoes, soups, sauces, canning etc..

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    Your garden did well! Great photo of the sunset 🙂

  3. You did really well on your garden patch! I bought a huge bag of carrots from our local farm market and they are super sweet too – love fresh carrots.

  4. Dolores says:

    Oh my!!! Lovely garden!!! Wish i could get that much harvest!

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