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Jade bush beans: 5.2 oz for me so far.
 
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I am fairly new to gardening so my harvests are modest.

Have bush beans maturing, just checked them yesterday and the beans are still small but growing! Our temps are still warm so that is okay.  Other thing I am harvesting is snow peas. I think they are my favorite vegetable ever. Hope I can get plenty more this fall. Also getting plenty of bell peppers.
 
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Jade bush beans: 5.2 oz so far.
 
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Yes thank you Mike Jay, I inadvertently posting in wrong forum.
 
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Good harvest this year. Corn, bell peppers, cukes, and tomatoes. Even my two grape vines provided more than expected. And I live on the Oregon coast.
 
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Good. Pumpkins, husk tomatoes, tomatoes, cewcumber, basil, chilipeppers, peaches, apples,pears, drying herbs and looking for nuts and mushrooms are popping up!
 
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My October harvest is salad.  Corn salad, mallow, land cress, rocket, chickweed, still a few bits of lettuce and golden beet leaves.  Corn salad and mallow will go all winter if last year is anythying to go by.
 
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We are blessed with all of our harvests.  I have spent:

Misc -$20.00
Seed -$25.97
Plant -$7.95
Compost -$167.10
Hardware -$194.68

Sum -$415.70

:) And I do NOT have any Fence up yet. 

I had local dogs trample my Jade bush beans 'cutting the corner', solved that by putting buckets at that corner.  I had minor damage from snails.  And have some mysterious leaf fungus attacking some of my planted 3 inch Fava beans.  Looks like I may or have already lost a couple of favas.  At this time here I see wild onion popping up everywhere.
 
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Michael Moreken wrote:We are blessed with all of our harvests.  I have spent:

Misc -$20.00
Seed -$25.97
Plant -$7.95
Compost -$167.10
Hardware -$194.68

Sum -$415.70

:) And I do NOT have any Fence up yet. 

I had local dogs trample my Jade bush beans 'cutting the corner', solved that by putting buckets at that corner.  I had minor damage from snails.  And have some mysterious leaf fungus attacking some of my planted 3 inch Fava beans.  Looks like I may or have already lost a couple of favas.  At this time here I see wild onion popping up everywhere.



Best not to add up what you spent on the garden. You feel much happier with your "fresh free food harvested from the garden" if you haven't calculated the costs!

I bought 20 or so different types of seeds last year, one nice thing is I like won't be buying any seed this year except maybe for some Trionfo Violetto Pole Beans. I have heard they are one of the best ever long producing pole beans and the beans are bright purple (turn green when steamed) so easy to find. Will grow them over the chicken coop netting for shade (and beans) next summer.

"A census taker came to my house. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" (Couldn't help it, I am probably not the only one that thinks of Hannibal Lecture ever time I hear fava beans)
 
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Although I started the harvest in mid sept, the Japanese persimmons are ripening and by estimate it'll be 150-5oz persimmons for October. Planted that tree 18 years ago, paid like $35. for it and since maturity it produces around 75-100lbs of fruit a year. It does take every 4th or 5th year off. It'll get pruned by 1/4 this year though, to many out of reach due height. The sweet potatoes I'll be digging up soon and got 6 seminole pumpkins when I pulled all the vines last week. There's also a few (4-5) cow horn peppers that'll be ready anytime too. I've been bad about getting winter stuff planted, I need to get with that.
 
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I harvested another 2.8 oz of Jade beans today.  We have a frost warning for Sunday night.
 
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Bitter Orange
Grape
Jujube
Pear
Apple
Figs

Medlar will be next month

Tomatoes, Peppers, Greens, Mint/Thyme family herbs, Onion/Garlic Family herbs, Medicinal Herbs. Lovage has done the usual of drying down to the roots after the seed head dries and now has new growth from the roots.
 
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Annie Lochte wrote:Although I started the harvest in mid sept, the Japanese persimmons are ripening and by estimate it'll be 150-5oz persimmons for October. Planted that tree 18 years ago, paid like $35. for it and since maturity it produces around 75-100lbs of fruit a year. It does take every 4th or 5th year off. It'll get pruned by 1/4 this year though, to many out of reach due height.



I have a wild persimmon, across the street and was very productive this year, and saw and met teens harvesting them.   I ate a few to date. 
 
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Best not to add up what you spent on the garden. You feel much happier with your "fresh free food harvested from the garden" if you haven't calculated the costs!

"A census taker came to my house. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" (Couldn't help it, I am probably not the only one that thinks of Hannibal Lecture ever time I hear fava beans)



Can not help myself as I am a nerd.  ;)
 
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I picked all my remaining tomatoes in advance of possible frost overnight. They weighed 5.5 pounds mostly beefsteaks, with a few yellow pear tomatoes thrown in. I already have 4 mostly ripened beafsteaks which I picked prior to this pick. The only thing I have left is some carrots, in the ground, and a few as yet unpicked gourds. The neighbors took every pumpkin we had, even the small one inch developing fruit just after blossoming.  We've been planting the same very small and small pumpkins for years from seed saved from prior years. I do still have seed from last years crops which I'll have to plant and reestablish that line. We also grew some big pumpkins for the first time.
 
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