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Old 10-06-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Incredible year for the Fig tree. Never had so many. They are small (probably the type it is) but so tasty sweet!


September 14th harvest







September 19th harvest







September 27th harvest






October 6th harvest






Close up with 1 open.


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View of the tree today October 6th.

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How it looked at the end of March.

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Old 10-06-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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Potato digging time. I planted 50lbs of certified seed and about 20 pounds of leftover potatoes from last year. I harvested 9 bushel which is 540 lbs. It was another great gardening year with just the right amount of rain and sunshine!!!


Sooooo....jealous!

Congrats. How do you store them?
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Potato digging time. I planted 50lbs of certified seed and about 20 pounds of leftover potatoes from last year. I harvested 9 bushel which is 540 lbs. It was another great gardening year with just the right amount of rain and sunshine!!!


Mmmm. Nice pic! but wait.....October? Is that a second crop or maybe a late variety? I harvest Potatoes in June-July.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Sooooo....jealous!

Congrats. How do you store them?
I have a potato bin (thick wooden box with wheels and a lid) that I keep in an unheated garage during the winter months. I try to keep the temps in the 35 to 40 deg. range. I usually only keep about half of what I raise and sell what I can and I also share with some older folks in my neighborhood.

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Mmmm. Nice pic! but wait.....October? Is that a second crop or maybe a late variety? I harvest Potatoes in June-July.
I plant them in mid to late April and usually have potatoes to eat by mid July but the vines are still green and they are still growing and their skins are very thin so I just dig what we can eat every 3 or 4 days as needed. By mid August, most of the vines are dead and the skins are set but it's really to hot to store them and they keep better in the ground so I wait for cooler weather before I harvest them all.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well yesterday I cleaned the garden out since everything dead. Good few weeks of vegetables though. 23f this morning.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Beans dying back, potatoes almost ready to de-bag, lettuce doing okay, can't kill the chard with a stick, tomatoes still producing small but numerous fruits. Hey, where were you back in AUGUST?
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It's over until May 2018.

I had problems with squirrels taking a bite out of each and every beet plant but some of them continued to produce leaves. So, I thought just maybe there would be salvageable beets that had continued to grow. Not!

I've already figured out a potential way to hopefully keep them out next year. I'll cut one of those plastic water bottles and plant that at the base of each beet plant - that should keep them out. Well, I'll have 7 months to toss the idea around.

Good-bye garden - see you next year.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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thought garden was gone, haven't even watered for weeks. Yesterday went our and to my surprise I had a couple dozen okra, a few cherry tomatoes and lots of basil. Now, I am sure everything is going to just die a natural death and I will start planning for next year.
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yep already planning for next year and hopefully it will be a better year for tomatoes . I could not have been happier with the squash . so hopefully I will plant more squash plants about 3 this coming spring since I'm the only one who eats it . then I will plant hybrid tomatoes since the heirlooms don't do well here at all they are little and not tasty and it is not the soil . I used the good garden soil sold at the local nursery so it was the area . the tomatoes did not do well anywhere in the state okay bring on spring 2018
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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Everything all cleaned up. Fig tree continuing to produce. Big year. In 4 months I start planning on seed starting again. Months and seasons fly by!
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