End of October harvest

Garden is still chugging along and producing bits here and there. Most of it is under the hoop house covers so they get enough heat to keep growing. Pickings today were herbs, kale, chard, peppers and brussels sprouts. Surprise was my handful of bean bushes that were growing and last week they were blooming - they gave me quite a bit of beans! enough for a good side dish for two of us this weekend.

Edit: added parsley and sorrel that was picked from the small garden.
We have a storm moving in on us - Sandy currently Cat 1 hurricane. Last year we got pummeled by Irine - another storm that left us without power for a week, washed out roads and severe flooding. I really hope that Sandy will be nicer to us this time around, but we're not taking chances - food and water stocked, emergency generator is ready and we should be ok even if again we get stranded by destroyed roads. I hope the garden makes it through and the 3 hoop houses that we just put in place will remain there with all winter crops in tact. Good luck to everyone else on the east coast who will be affected!

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  1. Stay safe. We too are in the path of Sandy. Pummeling rains right now and wind to pick up through the day.

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    1. I hope it passes your area without too much damage

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  2. Take care during the storm Jenny. Those brussel sprouts and the peppers are just gorgeous. I need to cycle brussel sprouts back into my line up next year. Skipped them two years in a row because they always give me aphid problems in the late fall - but I love them and miss them. :D

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    1. thank you, they made a very good meal :) and we're hoping that Sandy will pass without too much damage.

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    1. Thank you and I hope everyone else stays safe and dry.

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  4. I hope the storm does not hit you hard. We have two kids out that way too. Your harvest is still nice. Nancy

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    1. Thank you, we're ok. minimal damage.

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