To welcome October, the weekend weather was beautiful so I spent as much time as I could outside.
Some things are still growing-the purple climbing beans, calendula, nasturtium, and runner beans- and others have stopped growth but are producing (2nd sowing of peas and greenhouse tomatoes). The asparagus peas are maturing their seeds.
On Saturday, I pulled up the peas and ate the leaves with dinner, removed the nasturtium (the backyard nasturtium stayed in because it’s still flowering for the bees), planted the rest of the onions and garlic, harvested some kale (12 scrawny plants left in the plot now), and planted field beans (‘wizard’ variety).The runner beans for drying are very slowly maturing and I picked a few of the larger pods to encourage the others to swell. It’s much harder to look at a pod and assess seed size for runners than for peas! Most of the ones I picked ended up having tiny seeds and I don’t know if we’ll get to the mature seed stage before frost hits. I think we’ll try a small tipi of them again next year since we lost the first planting and they might pod up earlier next year.