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Our Garden in August - Heavy into Harvest

The garden was still looking pretty good at the beginning of August, but so many things were ripening and ready for harvest, that it soon began to get a depleted and browning off look. Then the harvest season seemed to gain speed.

There's still a lush green jungle in early August
There's still a lush green jungle in early August


The bold squash climbed over other plants.
The bold squash climbed over other plants


Do you spy the large zucchini (5-6 lbs) and the canteloupe this side of the brick path?
Do you spy the large zucchini (5-6 lbs) and the canteloupe this side of the brick path?


Can you see the canteloupe under the leaf?
Can you see the canteloupe under the leaf?


There! There's two large zucchini visible, but about four more beside them.
There! There's two large zucchini visible, but about four more beside them. We've become especially fond of zuchinni quiche this summer. (Now we're working on the last one of these).


Dad with the largest one - which we weighed at 6 lbs.
Dad with the largest one - which we weighed at 6 lbs


The cucumbers grew numerous, and the broccoli finally came out
The cucumbers grew numerous, and the broccoli finally came out. (Dad took to eating a whole sliced cucumber for each lunch and supper!). You know that there are no calories in raw cucumbers, right? :)

But there were plants browning off, and indicating they were done.
But there were plants browning off, and indicating they were done. Like those potatoes - and even the tomatoes.... But hey, this year we were able to let the tomatoes ripen on the vine, instead of covering for the night, and picking them green because that got too much bother. They have a better flavour when ripened on the vine.


So many ripe tomatoes each day! They're all picked now, but some boxes full lin the garage are still ripening.
So many ripe tomatoes each day! They're all picked now, but some boxes full lin the garage are still ripening. Faster than we can eat them, so I give away whenever I can!


By the way, those yellow and golden ones are special. I inherited Gra'ma Kroeker's seed for those varieties, and I save some every fall, so I can sow them again next summer.


Dad started to clean up the garden. The radishes and my Lavateria are gone.
Dad started to clean up the garden. The radishes and my Lavateria are gone.


The cornstocks after the cobs were harvested, and the plants pulled up.
The cornstocks after the cobs were harvested, and the plants pulled up.


Dad kept saying he wouldn't harvest the potatoes until September, but.....
The potato plants were drying off and ready.
The potato plants were drying off and ready


so - Dad got started.
so - Dad got started. He works slow, because he likes to sit and brush off the dirt from each potato, so they won't go bad so quickly. There was a rainy day in between, but he got them all harvested, and instead of the usual wheelbarrow full we expect, and like to count on, he got two wheelbarrows full! We sold 152 lbs. of our large purple potatoes to my friend and her husband.


I wasn't quick enough out there with the camera - now it's an empty potato patch
I wasn't quick enough out there with the camera - now it's an empty potato patch.


To go forward to... September Garden Clean Up

To go back...
May Preparations and Sowing
June Rains Make Plants Jump Up
July Jubilations Over Abundance

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