Out with the old and in with the new. This is where we had English peas the first of the spring. And then a row of green beans. And now I planted some late cucumbers. Hoping this will keep me in fresh cucumbers all the way till first frost. Amended with a little rabbit poop and planted under milk jugs to help hold in that precious moisture and protect them from wild rabbits until they come up.
And here we pulled up red bean plants after they were all harvested and canned. Once cleaned off and weeded good I ran the hand cultivator through it and planted 3 rows of dwarf horticulture beans. Hoping the sweet potato vines won't take them over before they get big enough to bear.
Between the potato and field pea rows and the flowers I planted a nice patch of fall turnips. O Wise One loves canned turnips and we all like turnip greens. Now with a little cooperation from mother nature holding off just a bit on that first frost and we should be able to get some nice sized turnips by late September maybe early October. Just trying to squeeze in those last few crops before first frost. It may be a gamble and some years it works and some years not.
Anyone else out there sticking in some last minute crops?
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter