Food For All Nonprofit Farm Fall Update

By July the snowpeas were growing out of the roof of the greenhouse through the screen on top:IMG_20150702_180001695

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Some picked snowpeas:

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I let a bunch of the snow peas dry on the vine so that I could collect them and then sow them again. Here are the dried ones I collected, along with mustard seeds, broccoli seeds, and some morning glory seeds I grew and collected this season:

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After collecting the dried peas and removing the dead plants, I replanted them in the same areas in early September. These peas grow so fast that if you start early in the Spring you can grow two or three generations of them before the winter. In this bed there are also some rainbow chard, purple tomatoes, purple carrots, and one broccoli plant in the middle that I planted last year still growing strong:

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More peas in the greenhouse, along with some monster broccoli and a Japanese yam that is taking over:

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Monster broccoli next to my hand for a size comparison:

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This a new bed I made with some PVC pipe and fencing. The most visible plants are Pinkeye Purple Hull bush beans that climbed their way up the fencing. Last year I used a similar variety of bush bean (Royal Burgundy), but this one isn’t just purple. Some of the pods came out red and green and even kept their colors after cooking. Also in this bed are a few purple carrots, Tatsoi, Pak Choi, and Okra.

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Harvested Pinkeye Purple Hull beans:

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More of Pinkeye Purple Hull beans and rainbow chard:

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More beans with mustard greens and some pak choi:

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I also planted okra for the first time this year and it came out great. I donated most of this food, but the okra I wanted to keep and fry for myself:

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More broccoli – still waiting for them to flower:

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Sun flower grown from seed:

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Morning glory about to bloom from July:

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