Friday, October 15, 2010

Uchiki Kuri

Uchiki Kuri

I don't know how I managed to let an entire month go by without one update from the garden, but frequent rains and cool days really did put things on hold. I can't do much clearing out of the spent plants when the ground is soaking wet - clay soil clumps up so much - and all I kept waiting on was for the tomatoes to ripen up. I picked most of the final crops last week, and am proud to say that 2010 yielded 50 kilos! It's fair to say that I am sick of tomatoes, and that next year I will be growing much, much less. I just hope I can use up all of what I've processed for future use.

The last homegrown vegetable to grace the blog will be this lone, single squash out of two vines that escaped the slug invasion in spring. It is so small compared to what I've seen in the markets (850 grams), but I'm expecting that it will taste just great in whatever I end up using it in. I haven't had much luck in winter squash production, but am thinking that it is worth another try since they are easy to grow.