Saturday, October 8, 2011

End of the Summer Garden

The garden is winding down and it's just about time to plant garlic again, after the first light frost, which should be here shortly. One of the great things about gardening is that we get to try again in a few months and the mistakes or lack of knowledge we experienced this year will help us for the next.

This morning I picked radishes, butternut squash and Spanish Melon. This is the first winter squash type we've picked. I'm going to attempt to cut into it and bake it. It certainly has a hard stem and outer coat, guess I'll try the electric knife. I just learned to enjoy radishes this year. The key is to pick them as quickly as possible before they get bitter. Radishes are ready to eat in a short time - 23 to 30 days compared to 80 - 100 days for melons.