Sunday, October 18, 2009

fall garden

The temperature has dropped significantly, and this year's garden has come to a close... almost.

I still have acorn squash waiting to be picked...

And another hidden beneath the vines.

Just one butternut squash this year. You are going to make yummy soup butternut.

Two eggplants.

We raised our potatoes.

We didn't exactly get a bumper crop there. About a dozen taters this size. Next year we need to plant the potatoes earlier in the year.


  1. I made some butternut squash muffins on the weekend you might want to try once you have picked your vegetables. The recipe was from

  2. We found that mounding the dirt a little at a time helped our potatoes get bigger. It also helps that I am a little south of you down here in PA. Your squash look wonderful though!

  3. Hey Jenny. Mounding the soil does work and you should have a long enough growing season in Roch-cha-cha if you plant early. My folks used to grow tons in their back yard. The potatoes won't get "baker" size but they will be good for salt potatoes, or just covered with butter and dill. We used to serve them with corn on the cob, steamed clams and BBQ chicken. Yum, yum!

    Some people even grow potatoes and tomatoes in hay bales down here. That might be fun to experiment with.

    Natalie from NC

  4. A Mexican restaurant near us makes delicious black bean/butternut squash soup around Halloween/autumn. The black is on the left side, and the orange is on the right ~ dotted with creme fraiche or sour cream, I think. Mmm!