My one and only red cabbage. Not very big, less than 1 pound, but it is solid.
Due to limited space, I do not plant cabbage, red or green (they are so readily available). But after all the plantings were completed at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden earlier in the year, there was one lonely red cabbage seedling that had no home. Not wanting it to end up in the compost pile, I decided to provide it with a home.
This is the first time I am growing this Korean radish. The catalog listed it as crisp and sweet. Crisp, yes, sweet, no (made a pickle and it had quite a bite). May be it is due to the hot weather, or perhaps I should have harvested sooner, don’t know. Will give it another try next year. Going to make a stew with it and see if cooking brings out the sweetness.
My sister, Joyce, gave me the gai lan seedlings in July. Am surprised that they flourished through the heat. Actually they look better and the stems fatter than the spring planting.
Tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. The critters took bites out of a few of the bigger ones.
Damage by Chipmunk
Saw the chipmunk sitting on the fence eating the seeds from the maturing beans (on the vines) that I was saving for next year’s planting. That’s after it had eaten a portion of some of the immature green beans.
Notice how it ate the tender pods of the immature beans but only the beans from the more fibrous mature pods. Such gourmet taste bud.
This squash is a volunteer. It was growing in the compost pile. Had no idea what kind of squash it was. Decided to leave it alone.
It’s a butternut squash plant, definitely a keeper. Counted 6 squashes so far inside the fence. Not sure if they will mature before frost arrive, will see. There are also 2 squashes outside the fence, but the deer already took bites out of them.
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