Two weeks of weeds :(
It appears the pumpkin died while we were away. It's OK, it was on death's door anyway. I guess next year will be trial #3 at those here. The funny thing is that we had great luck with pumpkins while living in Albuquerque and you'd think that area would be far less ideal.
I really didn't give this pumpkin a lot of love this year because it kept crawling on top of my peppers, beans and tomatoes. Next year we'll give the pumpkin a nice spot outside of the garden where it can grow free and as big as it would like. Sorry pumpkin!
On to good news. We have our very first eggplant!!! I'm so very excited about this! To think I grew these from seed in February?! I'm absolutely psyched about it! I hope we aren't too far off from some mature eggplant.
Also, we are bursting with carrots. I have yet to harvest all of them. I made an amazing beef stew with my own onions, carrots and blue potatoes last week when we under the weather. It was AMAZING!
Carrots (There is one skinny, not-quite-ready parsnip on the left)
Speaking of, I'm not sure what to do with our harvested potatoes. It seems too damp under the house to store them there yet it is too hot in the garage. So, they are sitting in our pantry. Hopefully they will keep as long as it takes to go through them. I'll have to find another location for the onions because I read storing them together will cause the onions to go bad.
I imagine it will only take us through October or so to eat all the potatoes if not sooner. We didn't plant a huge amount and I have given quite a bit away to family and friends. I guess we'll see how it goes. Hopefully, I'm not sorely disappointed to find they've gone bad in the next few weeks.