Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dug the Kennebec Potatoes

Now all the potatoes have been dug and it will be very easy to keep the potato patch weed free for the rest of the year.
I now have a new toy box.

I mean a new potato bin. It holds about 160 lbs and I have another bin that holds 100 lbs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dug Red Norland Potatoes

I have just finished digging my two rows of Red Norland potatoes. Four rows of Kennebec to go.

There is about 100 lbs. in this 50 qt. cooler plus another 10 lbs. of small potatoes not shown.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

End of the Corn

All the old stalks are cut down.
Then begin the compost process.
Next I spade out the stumps.

With a few shallow cultivations this will be weed free until next spring.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I've been harvesting okra for two weeks now but eating it as fast as I pick it.
Here is one ready to harvest.

The blooms are nice but do not last long.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sweet corn

A few days before I was ready to harvest the sweet corn I got 10.5 inches of rain and a little wind for good measure. The night before we harvested the corn we received another 1.25 inches of rain. You gotta do what you gotta do. Mud it out! Froze 47 bags of cream style corn.

Still have a little left for supper for the next few days.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Eggplants are now producing.
That big one is ready to harvest.

This is my four Black Beauty eggplants.