August 20, 2011.
Things are beginning to wind down at the garden but there is still picking that needs to be done. Lee pulled up the failed corn crop; what managed to survive was either eaten by crows or didn’t mature properly. The cucumbers have finished producing for the year but the large tomatoes are still ripening.
Ellen and Susie and 2 volunteers from Warren Wilson Presbyterian picked bagsful of the tiny yellow pear tomatoes and some half-runner green beans for the MANNA food bank. The lima beans have pods but aren’t filled out yet. They might be ready for picking on Saturday along with some nice-sized tomatoes, but the sweet potatoes won’t be ready to be dug until late September. That will give them enough time to grow to a good size for harvesting.