- Sep 1, 2022
- Temperate (all seasons)
The leaves are very similar, although the stems are darker with a purplish tinge.
Now for today's adventures. I was back out today and continued with weeding by machete in the cover crop. It was in the mid to high 20s and quite humid...I felt myself flagging and getting a bit sloppy with the machete so stopped and did some mowing instead...at least I won't cut a leg off sitting on the tractor.
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Tip Top melon, a cantaloupe type.
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Kajari (honeydew type) melons continue to grow...I counted 6 on the plant, but I think I could only make out 5 on the photo...one may be hidden by a leaf.
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Boothby's Blonde cucumber - supposed to be good for bread & butter pickles.
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One of these things is not like the others...Muncher cucumber. The darker ones may be a bit overripe...I didn't pick them the other day not realizing they were at more or less full size.
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I believe this is a wee Sugar Lump watermelon.
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A shot of some of the cover crop.
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Three guesses and the first two don't count. I saw a video the other day where they used the petals and some of the pollen bits to make a tea.
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Turk's Turban squash.
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Another one that may give a better idea to the naming.
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This should be a Mandan squash...it sort of snuck up on me and is a good size.
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This one is bigger
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Tomatoes and brassicas
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Cherry tomato and ground cherry
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Black Hungarian pepper (chili)
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The variegated Fish variety in the foreground
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Pod of a Fish pepper...the pods are variegated too.
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Feher Ozon...I think these plants will look spectacular when the peppers ripen to red.
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Corno di Toro pepper
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Red Ruffled Pimento
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Brussels sprouts...looking forward to these.
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Other side of the cherry tomatoes.
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Today's harvest...3 types of beets, turnip, a few small red onions that were disturbed, three types of carrots (the small ones are Paris Market and I'm a bit confused about the yellow ones, unless we seeded some of the old rainbow mix and I happened to pick two of the same colour), broccoli, Patisson squash, baking (or spiralizing) zucchini, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.
I've decided we'll roast some root vegetables along with a roast chicken on Sunday.