The last of the fall colours are out and the front hedge is amazing to behold! I spent a fair bit of time beholding while a Shaw service guy did amazing work restoring my internet!
This past weekend I finally got around to dealing with a bed at the front of the house. A wasp's nest by the front pillar had held up work. They are still there but there is only one or two left so I started pulling down the pea and bean trellis and then removing the plants that were up against the house (mostly raspberry).
After an hour of digging and transplanting I have a new bed (about 50 square feet) cleared for next year. Not sure what I will plant here. The stunt gardener in me says "corn!". The practical gardener wonders about potatoes and tomatoes.
We had our first hard front this week but just before hand, the tomatoes kicked into high gear, putting out a huge number of new blossoms.
The tomatoes I pulled in two weeks ago are ripening nicely and I made another batch of sauce.
Still trying to decide if coarse chopping is easier than skinning. Faster but requires more muscle on the mill which makes me wonder if I'm not going to break the handle.
I also shelled the beans and peas and set them out to dry. These are mostly a small Mexican red bean (like a kidney, but smaller) that I grow every couple of years to keep the seed stock fresh.
I also pulled out a huge carrot. This one was 11 inches long and 8 and a half inches in circumference.
It is like a huge cob of corn. Can't wait to see what some of the other carrots look like!