|Tomatoes, in December!|
|Today's tomato harvest|
|Main veg patch: the green bits are Brussels and kale|
|My pride and joy|
Last year I grew my pumpkins in planters next to the house; this year I planted them in the ground. I think, comparatively speaking, growing in planters was better for me; they took up less space, and I got more mature pumpkins. I think being in the ground meant they had unlimited access to water and food (it rained a lot, and I'd enriched the soil with plenty of chicken manure), so the vines put out rampant growth at the expense of fruit. When in the planters, water and food was limited, so the plants put all their effort into making fruit. That's my theory, anyway. I don't have a lot of garden space, and to have so much vine growth without any pumpkins was just a waste of growing space.
|Love apple quilt: finished!|
|Hand quilting stitches, shown from the back|
|My kitchen window|