Hubby was going to pull the bean plants out of the garden last night and I was going to go through and pull the beans off and do my thing; but he came home so tired and asked if I'd mind if he waited until in the morning and of course, I was all for it. Needless to say though, that led to me scanning over my table full of papers in my preparation for the herb program and rolling my eyes for I knew it would have to be put off for at least another day. Hubby works really, really hard and I try to accommodate him if at all possible. He's my "muscle man" and I would like to keep him around for awhile. So, this morning he pulled plants and I pulled off beans. It rained last night so everything is wet and nasty. I laid out a piece of cardboard in the garage and spread all the beans out so they could dry a little. I have plenty of bean seed for next year but this would be the way I would tend to my beans if I were saving bean seed.
So far, so good. Hubby has cleared a great deal of the garden. He's left some of the straggling tomato plants that still have a few tomatoes on them, left all the hot peppers because they are coming on with a vengeance now, since it rained, and the sweet peppers are turning that beautiful jewel red. He left the eggplant because they are taking off growing as well. The row of purple hulled peas was left because there are still some green peas on the plants and I want them to finish up properly. Other than the horseradish, cucumbers, kale, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes the garden is finished. We've survived one of the worst gardens EVER, and still brought in enough produce to see us through the Winter. Not bad my friends, not bad!
Out of all this I managed to scarf a bowl of cherry tomatoes that fell on the ground, had one summer squash and one small spaghetti squash. For supper tonight I'm going to stir-fry some tomatoes, squash and onions together and spoon them over some buttered spaghetti squash. I've got round steak thawing and haven't figured out how I intend to prepare that but somehow or the other it will find its way onto our plates. My, we are so blessed to have the foods we do. I am extremely thankful!
Hubby is going to throw some compost into my hotbed later and I will plant some lettuces but since we don't do any other Fall gardening - this gardening year is nearly over.
Perhaps tomorrow I'll be back on schedule! See ya!