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Garden 2012 Part 5 – Nearing the End

Posted by Andi on October 30, 2012

We did some work in the garden this past weekend. Sadly much of the work was pulling out most of the rest of the plants because the temperature is starting to drop. We picked the last of the broccoli and tomatoes. We also picked the last of the bell peppers.

green peppers

It made me sad to pull out the pepper plants because they were both still doing so well. We have lots of peppers to use now. We will have to find something fun to do with them.

We picked the biggest eggplants so they wouldn’t die.


We decided to leave the small ones on the plant and see how they do. Maybe it won’t freeze this week and we can have a few others. There were still new flowers on the plant as well.

(hopefully) future eggplant

If it does freeze, oh well, at least we got a couple we could use. My mom kept both eggplants, and we will come over to her house and cook them there.

We also kept the squash plant. There are blossoms, but no squash yet. We’ll keep it there until it dies to see if it will produce any squash. If not, oh well.

As we were cleaning up, I was looking closely at some of the leaves, such as these broccoli leaves.

broccoli remnants

It’s hard to see here, but they were almost a bluish green, and it made me wonder what color dye these leaves would produce. I don’t know how true it is, but I’ve heard that green plants usually don’t produce green dye. Anyway, I hope by next fall I have all of my dying gear together so that when it’s time to pull out the plants I can use them to dye some yarn.


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