Would someone please tell my husband that I really, really need a root cellar? Thank you!
We have one more bucket to bring in but this is what’s left after I’ve canned and frozen all I’m going to can or freeze.
There are lots of Blue Hubbard Squash and butternut squash in the bucket I have to bring in but I think there are maybe 5 spaghetti squash and 4 pumpkins left in the garden. There’s that one big Georgia Candy Roaster that’s in the kitchen but otherwise, this is what’s left of my garden.
I’m still getting okra and hope to have sweet potatoes in a couple of months. We had quite a few cream peas and Anasazi beans, but the tomatoes, eggplants and peppers were not very productive. Next year, I’m going to plant just a few tomatoes . . probably less than 10 plants, a few jalapeno peppers, spaghetti squash, sugar pumpkins, Georgia Candy Roasters, okra, cucumbers and that’s probably it til we can get the grass burs under control. It’s no fun trying to work with them sticking me, getting stuck in my clothes, my boots, my fingers .. even in the squash and pumpkins.
The garden, even though I wish it had done better, was still worth the effort. It will be well after Christmas before we use up all the pumpkins and squash, and that’s not counting what’s in the freezer and canned.
The really good news is that the bugs have not been horrible this year. There are a few grasshoppers but not many. I might be brave, optimistic or just plain stupid but I’m thinking about trying a fall garden unless we have a massive influx of grasshoppers.