October Harvest

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by Tonia 5 Comments

The forecast was threatening a hard frost over the weekend, so we hustled up to the garden to pick the rest of the tomatoes, squashes, pie pumpkins and anything else that can’t handle temps below 25 degrees. The frost never ended up hitting, but it was good to get this massive task out of the way anyway.

It took several wheel-barrel trips to wipe the garden clean. I hadn’t realized how much was left up there until we had to harvest it all in one fell swoop! The plucked veggies are curing in the greenhouse and will soon find their winter resting place in the root cellar where they’ll wait to be fetched, one by one over many months, for soups and stews and pizzas and the like.

See you next spring, garden. Thanks for all the delicious food! Have a good sleep.


  1. hena tayeb says:

    Wow that is so amazing. I am always in awe of such beautiful vegetable gardens. Seeing the seed become a fruit/vegetable and then it coming to your dinner table.

  2. Caitlyn says:

    holy smoly, that is a LOT of squash!

  3. Tonia says:

    get ready to eat squash soup at ladies’ sewing weekend, caitlyn!!!!

  4. Tammy Cody says:

    I suddenly want soup. Beautiful fall garden!

  5. Erin says:

    Oooooo those squash look delicious, and those pumpkins are awesome! Looks like a great harvest 😀

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