Garden 2020: Update 6

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Want to know what a garden that has been minimally tended and minimally watered for the month of August, during a drought looks like? Not as bad as one might think, thank you woodchips!

Did some succession planting and planted these sunflowers in July. We came back to them just about ready to bloom. Been enjoying steady flowers.

Colorful home cooking.

And the squash harvest wasn't bad, considering. This is a small portion of the 110 lbs. of squash this year.  I specialize in growing mystery squash, lol. The neat part is I didn't buy any seeds at all.  My neighbor gave me a started butternut squash and I planted seeds from a bunch of our misfit squashes Butternut, acorn, buttercup and sugar pumpkin are what we planted. We ended up with some of all that (not all pictured), plus all the mystery squash. Considering they are charging $1.29 a pound for local squash at the grocery store, we made out pretty well!

And then the frost hit. I was mad at myself at first for not covering. Thankfully I got out there and cleared right away, as I got a call from our arbor man hookup.  I feed him and he delivers woodchips.  Such a great barter. He dumped this pile right on my garden.  This is year four of a Back to Eden permaculture garden, and I dare say I'm never going back to tilling.  Time to spread some wood chips and there's garlic and parsnips that I'm going to plant! 

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