Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 11/4/13

Great news in the garden this past week: it rained! Friday night we got 1.2 inches of rain, and my plants are so happy. In fact, it was just what my newly planted seeds needed to poke through the earth. I’ve got different lettuces, spinach, carrots, beets, watercress, onions, and garlic sprouting now. I just planted the garlic, onions, and spinach 10 days ago, too. I love seeing new things growing in my garden, especially this time of year.

HARVESTS:

This was an incredible weekend of harvesting.

Harvest ~ November 1

Pepper & Cucumber Harvest ~ November 1

Hot pepper harvest ~ November 1

Hot pepper harvest ~ November 1

I harvested my first Henderson lima beans:

Henderson lima bean harvest ~ November 1

Henderson lima bean harvest ~ November 1

The vine my biggest red watermelon was attached to shriveled up, so it was time to harvest the watermelon – along with a bit of lettuce and string beans.

Lettuce, green beans, and red watermelon harvest ~ November 1

Lettuce, green beans, and red watermelon harvest ~ November 1

Red watermelon for breakfast - in November!

Red watermelon for breakfast – in November!

IN THE GARDEN:

With the cooler night time temperatures, the leaves on my pepper plants are starting to turn yellow. But I still have peppers growing. Let’s see how long I can harvest them!

Pepperoncini plant in November

Pepperoncini plant in November

The first planting of my Early Wonder beets are almost ready to harvest, and the second planting has sprouted.

Early wonder beet

Early wonder beet

Easter egg radishes are bulbing up.

Easter egg radishes

Easter egg radishes

The buttercrunch lettuce seedlings seem to like the cooler weather.

Buttercrunch lettuce seedling

Buttercrunch lettuce seedling

I planted more watercress (as only a couple of seeds sprouted the first time). I have quite a few seedlings now.

Watercress seedlings

Watercress seedlings

I love seeing my garlic come up.

Italian softneck garlic sprouting

Italian softneck garlic sprouting

My cover crop actually looks like clover now.

Red clover cover crop

Red clover cover crop

I also went to our tri-county fair this weekend. The first place I went was the Creative Arts building to see if my four entries in the home canning competition won any ribbons. Come back on Wednesday to find out! šŸ™‚

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