Harvesting has begun…

Aside from lettuces and herbs, and considering we planted late, we are finally starting to get a harvest from our garden. I also notices we have tomatoes starting to ripen and a few peppers that might be big enough to toss into tonight’s salad.

What are you harvesting?  What are you looking forward to?  Let me know!  Until next time – live simply and love abundantly!  Grace and peace…

Ann’Re
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The Last Harvest

It’s kind of sad pulling the last of the vegetables out of the garden, pulling the plants out and getting the garden ready for winter. I do still have spinach, broccoli and one tomato plant, but everything else is done. The weather folks are calling for a hard frost this weekend, so it was time. The one tomato plant is in a hoop house up by the kitchen door so it should be fine. I normally use that for lettuces in the fall and spring but the tomato was a volunteer and took over. It makes hubby happy. 🙂

 

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The last of the beans. Some seeds for our garden next year, some seeds to trade and give away.

 

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The last of the bell pepper and sweet banana peppers.

 

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After getting chopped and ready to freeze, over 8 pounds of sweet peppers.

 

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A whole basket of hot! Pablano peppers, hot banana peppers, and chili peppers.

 

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Our first harvest of fall spinach.

John 4:35-36 – Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

Garden Harvesting Begins…

After a late start, (because I hadn’t planned to start a garden at all!) we are finally starting to get some produce.  We are in NE Indiana, zone 5.  It isn’t much, but here’s what we’ve had the past few days:

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Red Romaine lettuce, Slobolt lettuce and a couple hot banana peppers. There is some chives in there also.

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Cilantro and hot banana peppers.

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Red Romaine lettuce, Slobolt lettuce, spinach, mustard greens, and chives.

This isn’t counting the mint and oregano I picked and dried.  Again, it isn’t much but hopefully soon we’ll be in full swing. We’ll be having peas here before too long, several of the tomato plants have blossoms and the beans should be blossoming soon. A small garden, but every little bit helps.  We’ll be getting some fall plants going here soon…cabbage, broccoli, kale, spinach.  I may not end up planting the cabbage because quite a few of the local farmers grow and sell them cheap.  So I may end up doubling up on broccoli instead.  Still thinking about it.  Growing in small spaces takes planning.

Anyway, how is your garden doing so far?