Last Big Harvest

There is rain and raw weather in the forecast for the next couple of days and hard frost for the two following nights, so I harvested all my tender veggies this afternoon – eggplant, three teeny zucchini, all the green tomatoes and a bunch of hot peppers plus a ton of chard. I also harvested my butternut squash (sadly only three this year, but weighing in at 7 lb. 7 oz. total). I cleaned up those plants and did some weeding and disconnected the hoses. The water was shut off a few days ago. Always a sure sign of the season ending. Still growing are fall greens (we will see how well they will take the frost), kale, carrots, radishes, chard and leeks. And a ton of flowers: dahlia, cosmos, marigold, nasturtium. I still have to plant garlic, which I plan to do this weekend.

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