Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Spinach

This spinach was planted August 27th and is now ready for harvest. The wire is for deer protection.

Looking good. No weeds yet!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Digging Sweet Potatoes

Time to dig my sweet potatoes.
The vines are removed and set aside.
Start digging. There's a couple of nice ones.

Here are some of the bigger ones. One weighed 3 lbs 6 oz. A total 65 lbs from 12 plants

Friday, August 19, 2011

Unusual Weather for Potatoes

My early Red Norland potatoes have always died back before my later maturing Kennebec but this year that did not happen. The Kennebec died back first and the Red Norland kept on growing. I think the combination of a few days of 100 degree temperature followed by 10 inches of rain is the cause. I've been growing these varieties for 35 years and this has never happened before. I started digging them anyway and the potatoes look fine even though the vines are still quite green.

Here are the Kennebec potatoes! Dead!

And here is a box of some of the larger Red Norland.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tomatoes Are Ripe

I have six tomato plants. One Virginia Sweets, and one Gurney Girl II, complements if my neighbor, and four of my reliable Big Boy.
This is two of the Big Boy tomatoes plants, six feet apart and nearly six feet tall. They will be quite a jungle in a couple of months.

Here is a few of the fruit of my labor.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Amy's Cabbage Is A Done Deal

Amy's cabbage has been successfully harvested. The picture will now be submitted into the contest. 28.4 pounds.

Friday, July 22, 2011

More Sweat Than Tears

I harvested my Copra onions on Tuesday and the Walla Walla onions on Wednesday. Both days were at 100 degrees. Good thing I love hot weather. This picture is of the Copra onions.
Here is the biggest two.
Good crop of Walla Wallas.
Bigger than a baseball.
After harvest.

Tilled in.

Monday, July 11, 2011

2011 Asparagus

This picture was taken on April 9, as soon as the soil could be worked in the spring. No asparagus had yet reached the surface.
On June 27, after harvesting over 40 lbs of asparagus and making a few laps around the edge of the bed with a hoe, I have quit harvesting.

Two week later.