Garden Wrap Up

Just three artichokes

This year I planted Brussel Sprouts, peas, tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, pole beans, pumpkins, acorn squash and kale. New this year is the attempt to grow artichokes – I have never tried them before and use of hog panel fence for the pole beans. Cullen ate all the peas. The pole beans were old seeds and never sprouted. I had a minimal return on the acorn squash and kale. We had about 10 medium pumpkins and some cucumbers. I did, however, have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes – mainly the heritage ones that BillieJo gave me. They were slightly larger than regular cherry tomatoes and had more flavor. We had lots of broccoli all year long. The artichokes grew healthy plants, but only yielded three small buds.

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