Year 3 experiment results

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    Tjohn, Aug 9, 2018
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    Results:
    Asparagus- one meal as this was it's first full year
    Rhubarb- same thing
    Onions- 33 each White, Red, and Yellow
    Corn- 45 ears, all pretty good, a bit of worm damage
    Hubbard Squash-25 small ones and 5 huge ones
    Delicata Squash- 30
    Caserta and Zucchini Summer Squash- 85 total, spread out over the season
    Cantelope- 4
    Honeydew Melons-4
    Green Beans- 6 Quarts
    Purple Beans- 14 Quarts
    Potatoes- 3 lbs of small Red Potatoes
    Sweet Potatoes- 3 lbs
    Ground Cherries- 3 Pints of jam and a lot just for eating ( I love these!)
    Okra- Enough for dinner every Wednesday plus 6 bags in the freezer for later
    Cucumbers- the Lemon Cucumbers did very well, but the pickling cukes didn't produce very well at all. We just ate them in salad.
    Lettuce- Ok until it got hot
    Celtus- Highly overrated, not all that good
    Spinach- 5 bags put away, plus countless omlets all summer
    Beets- 2 quarts put away and all the greens we could eat
    Strawberry Spinach- kind of disappointing, the leaves are small and the berries are bland and kind of "green" tasting. Ok in salad, but I won't do them again
    Casper Eggplant- these did GREAT this year. Lots of nice little eggplants1
    Black Beauty Eggplant- only three nice fruit, but they were delicious! The plants didn't grow well this year.
    Broccoli- no heads at all this year
    Cauliflower- small heads and a bit tough. It was probably a bit too warm for them
    Carrots- 4 Quarts
    Fennel- eaten by a woodchuck, but the ferns that came back were tasty
    Peppers- 4 quarts of Jalapenos, 3 each of Banana and California Wonder
    Tomatoes- I have 8 quarts of sauce, 7 of salsa, 2 pints of tomato jam, and they are still coming! We had Mortgage Lifters, Cherry's, and Black Krim. I will also do some fried green tomatoes...
    Snow Peas- 10 quarts
    Huckleberries- taste AWFUL raw, but make a jam that is almost a cross between Blueberry and Blackberry. VERY good!
    Strawberries- eaten by Chipmunks...

    Not too bad for a Garden Experiment! On to planning next year's......!
     
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    You've been busy! That's a great harvest (y)

    I've never heard of strawberry spinach before, sounds intriguing.
     
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    I am intrigued by the above ground fabric. How is it fastened? Just stapled or is there such thing as dirt glue?
     
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    It is landscape plastic, held down by the tires on top. We were trying to eradicate an invasive plant that had grown into our septic system, so we covered it in plastic and held it down with tires,at which point my husband decided to fill the tires with dirt and plant stuff in them. Cooperative Extension said that it would take about six years to kill off the weeds, so I guess we're planting the garden for a while!
     
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