September 22nd and it will be Fall. I want to get my garlic in before that and soon after clean all the warm weather crops off the garden. I won’t dig sweet potatoes or gather winter squash until first frost warning. The Yukon gold and Kennebec potatoes will be dug as needed until the soil begins to freeze deeply.
This was the fourth year in a row for a poor garden. The last three years we had spring weather all summer and last year I was able to grow lettuce all summer and the warm weather crops did poorly. This year it got too hot too fast and the cool weather crops did poorly. We usually have 2-3 days in the 90s and this year we had about 14 days in the 90s and many in the high 80s. Crops like peppers, eggplant, sweet potatoes and winter squash did well. The regular potatoes from what I have seen so far will be nothing to brag about.
The sweet potatoes look like they will produce well. These we will have for dinner tonight.
The winter squash did very well And I may have to shoot one of my wife’s pet deer to get us through winter.
The asparagus looks like it did fantastic for the first year’s growth for planted 2yr crowns.
This is how many asparagus sprouts I got from one crown. Can’t wait for next spring.