This has been my best year yet, and it is not over. Spring yielded bumper crops of snow peas, sugar snaps, shelling peas, lettuce, brocollini & carrots.
Summer was a bit trickier, as I spent two weeks in Italy with family. Everything was planted late. Beans, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, pie pumpkins & patty pan squash proliferated.
Warm-season crops extended into mid-November. We even had a harvest of 20 lbs. of fall-planted strawberries in October. Brought in all the sweet potatoes. Becca’s Purple did especially well. Burdock root has been surprisingly popular.
We never got the broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage planted. Turnips, snow peas, beets, carrots, sugar snaps, radishes, Asian greens, arugula, shelling peas, lettuce, spinach, mustard & kale fill the fields.
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