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Finish of Summer time Backyard Tour (2023)


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Mar 15, 2024
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That is one among my favourite and most dreaded occasions of the season! The backyard seems like a jungle, and I’ve just about given up on maintaining with weeding. Nonetheless, the quantity of meals that is coming into the home each day is what I labored so laborious for through the summer season months!

A woman standing in the arch of a bean tunnel.

Not solely that however having fun with the backyard within the cool of the autumn climate simply makes me joyful. Particularly once I can convey that produce inside and get it preserved straight away with out worry of heating us out of home and residential. (Take a look at my ideas for preserving when it is too scorching to can indoors in addition to this publish for my video and recommendations on easy methods to can outdoors.)

Be a part of me for this 12 months’s end-of-summer backyard tour to see what is going on on within the backyard.

In This Video​

  • I am harvesting peppers each day and keeping track of the climate to reap the remainder earlier than the primary frost. Keep tuned for my fermented scorching sauce recipe, coming quickly!
  • I am having fun with taking part in the guessing recreation of my pepper varieties. Among the tags bought blended up throughout seed beginning and transplanting into the backyard, so it’s kind of of a thriller.
  • My Brussels sprouts are a tad on the small facet for this time of 12 months. I am nonetheless hopeful we’ll get an honest harvest. Study easy methods to develop Brussels sprouts.
  • The shaggy dog story of why my delicata squash is rising up the cucumber trellis as a substitute of cucumbers. Take a look at my germination hack for getting seeds to sprout (particularly throughout scorching climate).
  • Now we have a gradual stream of tomatoes coming in, and I make the most of the freezer as a preservation methodology so I can retailer up sufficient for a big day of batch cooking and canning tomato sauce.
  • Do not forget that it is vital to reap your tomatoes earlier than the primary frost in case you plan on canning them. If tomatoes are harvested after the vine has frozen, it alters the pH of the tomatoes an excessive amount of to be protected for canning. You’ll be able to nonetheless eat them recent with no concern, however they are not really useful for preserving. Study easy methods to ripen inexperienced tomatoes right here.
  • I have been harvesting and canning inexperienced beans all summer season lengthy. We wish to have about one jar of beans per week in our household, so I lastly hit my quota! Now, I am letting the remainder of the beans dry on the vine so I can harvest them for dry beans and save subsequent 12 months’s seed.
  • My fall lettuce that I planted in late August is rising fortunately. Study the opposite crops you possibly can sow in late summer season for a implausible fall harvest.
  • My carrots that self-sowed are doing nice within the floor and now we have extra second-year carrots with nice massive seed heads that I will be harvesting quickly (in addition to letting them self-sow once more). Study easy methods to save carrot seeds right here.
  • The spaghetti squash and delicata squash are all doing splendidly. I will allow them to proceed to develop to ripen as a lot as doable earlier than the primary frost.
  • I have been watching our grapes fastidiously as a result of I am at all times hopeful they’ll undergo a primary frost. I seen that the birds have been very enthusiastic about our grapevines these days, and realized a number of the crop is able to decide. So I am leaving the grapes that might nonetheless use a while to ripen on the vine, however harvest the remainder so the birds do not get them.
  • Take a look at extra gardening duties based mostly on the time of 12 months in my Gardening by Month collection.
A woman holding up a rosehip, holding a colander of rosehips.

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