Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 39 of 52
We’ve been experiencing some cold and soggy weather here in Western Washington the past few days and I’ve been lazy and haven’t done too much gardening in the last 72 hours.
We’ve been harvesting Bok Choy over the last 2 weeks and now it’s starting to go to seed. I think I’ll try and get out there today and harvest a few more leaves before I toss the rest to the chickens.
The strawberry runners I transplanted a few weeks ago are doing great, but the beans I was planning to dry are not doing so well. I think I planted them a little too late because they are still green. I need the pods to turn yellow before I can harvest them so I think they may just end up rotting before they’re ready.
The bean tepees and squash vines are on their last leg. I’ll go ahead and leave the tepee poles as they are until it’s time to harvest all the squash, so I don’t disturb the vines.
I cleaned out the greenhouse last week, but I still need to re-plant the strawberries that I grew in gutters this summer and get the rest of the plants to the compost pile.
I’m thinking about setting up a few garden boxes for next summer in the center of all that bark. There’s a pretty big slope to deal with but I think it might look kind of cool.
The kale ans Swiss chard is doing great but I still need to get out there and put chicken wire over the top of the chicken run.
I think I’m going to wait until the last possible moment to harvest all the pumpkins and squash. If it keeps raining I’ll have to do it sooner than later, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
The raspberry patch. It’s finally looks pretty decent over there. Now the big question is, do I move the raspberryberry patch to another area in the garden, or keep it there? Hmmm. It’s something to think about.
How is your garden doing? Are you done for the year?
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