Garden Musings

Sunday Snippets: Hello October

Not too long ago, I was wondering what happened to August. And here we are in October! I’m still harvesting tomatoes, squash, lima beans, bush green beans, and a rogue cucumber or two.

Oh, and tomatillos. I’ll let you in on a secret—I don’t really like tomatillos but I grow them because bees LOVE the flowers. In addition, I’ve started harvesting some cool season crops including lettuce, radishes, turnips, and bok choy.

Today’s harvest included lots of juicy tomatoes along with a few tomatillos and turnips.

October 1 Harvest | Horseradish & Honey

While I’m sort of ready to put the garden to bed, I’m grateful that it keeps going. Just check out these zinnias and salvia!

Zinnias and Salvia | Horseradish & Honey

But I know I need to stay on top of harvesting and other tasks. Where to start? Instead of reinventing the wheel, I follow this great advice from Tenth Acre Farm: In the garden | What to do in October.

I planted twelve new milkweed plants in the garden today. Why? Because I feel strongly that we all need to do our part to help.

Finally, my brother and his lovely fiancée are getting married in just about a month. I try to wear gloves when I garden but I really don’t like them. I’m hoping a good nail tech can work some magic but I may be the person at the wedding with dirt under my nails!


  1. Mary R Gilbert

    October 1, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    La Soupe or the Freestore Food Pantry might like the tomatillos!!!

    1. Sarah | Horseradish & Honey

      October 2, 2017 at 7:03 am

      I need to get in touch with both about how to donate extra vegetables. Thanks for the reminder!

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