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October Bounty


A full week into October here in mid-Maine, and still I’m harvesting a bounty from good earth.  A few peppers that are supposed to be hot came out sweet in the chill, but hundred of sweet peapods are a special delight, since these cost me nothing but the light work in August of shelling a few of the last crop’s pods.

How does your garden grow?

5 thoughts on “October Bounty”

  1. Jerry Thomas says:

    An excellent post!

  2. Tom says:

    Nice! Though the nighs are now consistently below 50 the daytime highs keep the peppers and chard growing nicely (maturity takes a bit longer though). Did you plant any fall crops ( radishes, onions, spinach, leaf lettuces and snow peas for short term and garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage for longer growing)?

  3. Jim Cook says:

    I planted a lot of garlic for next year, but not much else this year for the fall — due to health problems in my family, I’ve not had a lot of extra time. But peas are always easy to shove back in and take next to no work. Next year, the beds are growing.

  4. Bill says:

    This has been our most bountiful year ever for pasture grass; the horses should be grazing on fresh green fescue well into December. It’s nice that global warming isn’t 100% downside.

  5. JeffD says:

    Just came in from putting my garlic in the ground. Finished it the dark so not sure exactly where some of the cloves got buried but they’ll show me before the ground freezes. Bad year for me in the garden, I gave up in July. This is the first year in about 20 of planting garlic that I just re-planted the whole crop. Good thing I had such a bumper crop last year that I still have plenty of jars of pickled garlic for this winter.

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