Saturday, September 29, 2012

More good garden weather.
Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, celery,
basil still growing nicely.
First crop of broccoli still producing heads.
August  crop - nice broccoli heads.
Apple crop very nice.
Grapes coming on nicely.
Asian pears - very good.
Fall wild blackberries and nice golden
fall raspberries.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ripening tomatoes as the weather changes can be difficult.
 For the next week, cover the tomatoes with plastic and put
a LOT of apples under the plastic.  The apples emit  ethylene
gas and will help ripen the tomatoes and/or almost any other
fruit that needs ripening.
Morning temps are below 60 so the
garden and plants will need Remay cover
or the milk jugs to keep the tomatoes and
warm crops ripening.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Apple and pear crop looks very good.
Pumpkins getting hammered with powdery mildew.
Cold AM's slowing down tomato ripening,
great for apple ripening.
Hazelnut crop - looks excellent so far.
Soil getting pretty dry.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It has been a good farming year. Pretty go prices also.
Gardens and farms still doing amazingly well. Tomatoes still dong well as are the peppers. The weather is great for continuing tomatoes and peppers. Apple crop very good, as in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has a great apricot crop; they have nice, golden orange apricots. You can feel the weather changing in the early AM, I call it pre fal

l. Be aware that most of the worlds water is not clean, that many outhouses are usually within 10 foot of the city water supply; don't think about that statement too long, but it is reality; for most non locals the amount of E coli in the local water system is amazingly high. We just turn on the faucet and forget how safe our water is. Imagine living on around $35 per month, or having to live off of what has been growing buy you this!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The world is a wonderful place to travel.  I am
sorry I had to leave my wife home to tend to the garden.
I have relearned that in the real world,
everyone works, or they don't eat.
We in the US ae so spoiled with all that we have at our fingertips.
Like the intenet, hard to explain how hard typing
on a Rusian key board and bad internet access.
Count our many blessings.
They grow great cotton, rice, killer
persimmons and pomergranates.
They make a great dish called PLOV.
More later.

Monday, September 10, 2012

8000 miles away and enjoying great Taj produce
while my wife is tending the home garden produce.
Thinking for Oregon.  Horrible internet.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Harvest garlic if not done already.
Time to plant garlic.  Be sure to dry the garlic
for a week if you are going to use the same
garlic that was just harvested.
Apples and pears - a great year.
Bartlett pears - they taste marvelous this year.
Wild blackberries, huge crop.
Blueberries - nearly done, long harvest.
Acorn squash - looking very good, if the
deer would stop eating them!
Broccoli - going for crop 4.
Actually getting the start of a second cauliflower
crop after the first cutting, time will tell.
Zucchini - still producing.
Caterpillars devouring he kohlrabi leaves, but that is OK.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

More great weather.
Can and preserve away.
I have a lot of acorn squash that were hiding.  Yeah.
Zucchini still going crazy. Deer decided they liked
 the peas and green beans and zucchini.
Fennel - very nice.
Celery - near perfect after three months.
Apples - lots.
Pears - ripening for bartlett.
Golden fall raspberries - very good.
Lots of blackberries.
Sit back and see how long he weather lasts.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.