Escaped the Freeze

Only a few of my plants were affected by the colder temperatures.  It must not have been below freezing for long.  A few of the squash leaves have turned brown, but otherwise, everything is still producing, though at a reduced rate.  I still have tomatoes, peppers, okra, zucchini, squash and beans attempting to grow, so I have left the soaker hoses running.  I will probably disconnect them in the next week or two, depending on how the temperature forecast looks.

This week, I picked:
16 oz of yellow pear tomatoes
12 oz of zucchini
29 oz of beefsteak tomatoes

I moved my bucket with a tomato plant inside the building at New Mexico Tech.

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Turning Colder

The weather is getting a little cooler, and will turn cold tomorrow night.  There has been a freeze watch issued, though our low temperature will be in the upper 30’s.   Even so, I bet that will be the end of quite a few things in my garden.

This week, I picked:

22 oz random squash
14 oz zucchini
76 oz beefsteak tomatoes
36 oz yellow pear tomatoes
1 oz green chile
1 oz banana peppers

I expect the end is near.  I will probably shut off the water in the next week or so, depending on the low temperatures over the next few days.

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Drop In Produce

This week was quite rainy.  The rain and the colder weather has been taking a toll on my garden.  This week’s produce numbers were much lower.

18 oz of carrots
6 oz of zucchini
14 oz beefsteak tomatoes
16 oz yellow pear tomatoes
0.5 oz green chile

The end is near for my garden this season, I do believe.

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Produce and Rain

We had a bunch of rain yesterday.  I don’t know how much, as my weather station was out of commission and had to be reset, unfortunately.

In terms of produce, this week I picked:

96 oz Beefsteak Tomatoes
38 oz Yellow Pear Tomatoes
1 oz Okra
1 oz Banana Peppers
8 oz Green Chiles
14 oz Misc Squash
1 oz Yellow Wax Beans
1 oz Corn off the cob

I also spent an hour weeding the sweet potato bed (I still have sweet potatoes!) and a half an hour cutting down weeds in the pathway around my gardens.  I still have quite a bit of weeding to catch up on, so perhaps I will do more of that on Friday.

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More Produce and Bucket Gardens

This week has been fun.  I started out the week by planting some tomatoes and lettuce in buckets in Socorro.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  One of the buckets I had planted tomatoes last year sprouted.  I decided to go ahead and get them all going again.

On Friday, I did a little harvesting in the garden in Rio Rancho.  I picked:

68 oz of Beefsteak Tomatoes
24 oz of Yellow Pear Tomatoes
3 oz of Green Chile
1 oz of Banana Peppers
1 oz of Roma Tomatoes
2 oz of Japanese Eggplant
9 oz of corn off the cob

I also played with my tomato mill, grinding up quite a few tomatoes and making tomato soup.  We’ll see how everyone likes it (or not).

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Tomatoes, Zucchini, Beans and Corn

The tomatoes have exploded, and I am going to attempt to can some of them this week, as I have far too many to eat.

This week, I harvested:

46 oz of Yellow Pear Tomatoes
2 oz Roma Tomatoes
147 oz of Beefsteak Tomatoes
7 oz of Green Chiles
2 oz of yellow wax beans
39 oz of misc squash
14 oz of zucchini
10 oz of corn (off the cob)

Overall, it was a good week in the garden.  I doubt I will get to do much weeding this week, as today is already booked.  Next week, I may get to do some gardening on Thursday or Friday before going camping for the weekend, but only time will tell.

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Tomatoes and Green Chile

I am happy to see the tomatoes are doing well.  This week, I had 8 oz of yellow pear tomatoes and 20 oz of beefsteak tomatoes.

I also took a trip to Hatch, NM, and bought 60 lbs of green chiles.  I have processed most of them.  They are all pealed, and most of them have been run through the food processor.  However, I stayed in Silver City after buying the chiles, and was only able to run the food processor before people in the hotel started going to bed.  I will finish processing the chiles later this week.

I will need to do some weeding this upcoming week.

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