Fall Arrives in the Family of 4 Garden

The changing weather is definitely making a difference in the garden. The flea beetles are back with a vengeance, and the spider mites are slowing down a bit (although that might be wishful thinking). The cooler weather is also slowing down the harvest a little bit.

Last Week’s Harvest:

3 lbs tomatoes @ $2.00/lb = $6.00
1 lb peppers @ $1.59/lb = $1.59
8 bunches Swiss Chard @ $2.00/bunch = $16.00

Weekly Total: $23.59
Year to Date: $216.40

Today’s harvest:

1 lb tomatoes @ $2/lb = $2.00

1.5 lbs peppers @ $1.59/lb = $2.39

2 yellow bell peppers @ $2.00 each = $4.00

4 bunches Swiss Chard @ $2.00 each = $8.00

Weekly Total = $16.39

Yearly Total = $232.79

We also pulled out the sickly squash and planted spinach seeds. I’m tired enough of  tomatoes and peppers that some nice, crisp spinach sounds awesome right now!

Dusted Sprouts

The Brussels sprouts are covered with cabbageworms again, so we dusted them with Dipel (Bacillus thuringiensis) once again. If you look closely, you can see that there are actually some pretty good sized Brussels sprouts growing on the stalk near the top of that plant. Maybe we will harvest some soon!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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