We had hard freeze and wide spread killer frost. I did heed the weatherman warning and brought in what needed to come in. There was not much.
Now that we had frost, the carrots, parsnips and hardy greens should be tastier.
According to the seed package, this teardrop shaped squash should weigh 15 – 40 pounds. Mine weighed only 7 pounds. Not only is it underweight, I only harvest 1 (the other 2 never amounted to anything). This is the first time I plant this squash. Given the amount of real estate it requires, will not be planting next year.
Never cooked blue hubbard before. Not sure what I am going to do with it. Will remember to take photos when it is cut, anxious to see what the inside looks like.
White bittermelon, green bittermelon and 3 different kinds of eggplant
Green bittermelon and eggplants were small, but all usable. The white bittermelon was hiding under the vines, was surprised at the large size.
Because of the bitter taste, figured the deer would leave them alone.
Fortunatley I planted some in the garden and those are doing fine.
Planted my garlic. Music is the variety I am experimenting with so did not have as much to plant. The mixed-up varieties are a combinaton of soft neck and hard neck garlic heads given to me by various gardeners through the years. Saved some of the pretty heads for planting.
I planted the cloves about 3″ apart, which is much closer than recommended.
The reason for my planting this close is so that come spring I can pull every other plant and use as garlic green, a real spring treat. Click here to learn more.
Peeled and cooked the remaining cloves (those not needed for planting) in a little bit of broth (instead of oil) to soften. Cool, date, label and freeze for future use. I did an IQF ( individual quick frozen), this alows me to remove as many or as few cloves when needed.
About IQF, click here and scroll down to Method 1
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