It's been my first year gardening here in Montana.
I had been used to being able to grow things virtually year-round.
We had a totally random garden this year, we bought 6 raised bed boxes, which Dougals and T -dawg put together, got a mix of compost topsoil and dirt filled them and got the ready to plant.
Then the whole fam went to the nursery and randomly bought plants.
pumpkins, tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, purple bush beans, rainbow carrots, black radishes. Flowers, peppers, sunflowers, peas, lettuce, chard, herbs, strawberries, cucumbers and celery.
And we planted it all.
Some from seed, some from starts.
And they grew.
There was hail damage..
and still they grew.
We had some not so good results, and some great results!
We have randomly harvested over the summer. Our radishes, beans and peas were early, as was the lettuce. but we got several salads
Our tomatoes were late, and planted in the wrong spot (not enough sun) but we've had cherry tomatoes all summer.
The onions and celery were too crowded, but still they grew.
We got cucumbers.
We got peppers.
And yesterday it was time to put the garden to bed.
So I completed the last harvest of the season.
And in Montana;
I had 5 bunches of celery, 6 carrots, about 2 dozen green tomatoes, 12 sunflower heads, 2 purple kohlrabi, tons of cherry and pear tomatoes, 2 large bunches of rainbow chard, 1 orange and 2 green pumpkins, 2 cucumbers a couple of onions and a bunch of herbs to dry. In Montana. In October.
And last night?
We had a frost.
Talk about perfect timing.
Goodnight Garden, see you in the spring!