Monthly Archives: October 2013

Harvest Monday, October 28, 2013 + Chicory (Radicchio) + Broken Promise

Earlier in the week, frost was predicted. Quickly went to the garden and harvested the last of the red amaranth and callaloo (they would not survive a frost). Was surprised to find there was enough for more than one meal. … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 21, 2013 + Trombonino Squash & “A” Choy Update + Importance of Proper Spacing

Decided it was time to bring in all my tromboncino squashes. Night time temp is dropping to the 30’s, even though there are still a few baby squashes on the plant, I doubt they will get large enough to be bothered … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 14, 2013 + Container Purple Sweet Potato Update

Decided it was time to dig in my containers purple sweet potatoes, and was also able to gather enough tender vines for a meal at the same time. These are from the 2 slips I planted in 18-inch diameter pots … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Arts Festival

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend the First Hudson Valley Arts Festival held at the Dutchess County Fair Grounds in Rhinebeck. Spent the first half of the day as a volunteer for the Dutchess County Tourism, … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, October 7, 2013 – 4 Varieties of Sweet Potatoes + 1 Carrot on Steriod

This past week I was suffering from a case of garden fatigue and hardly set foot in the vegetable garden. Harvested some cilantro and cherry tomatoes for friends and neighbor and that was it. So, for today’s Harvest Monday, I … Continue reading

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