This past Wednesday David went down to the test garden and picked what he said (hoped?) was the last squash harvest of the year (it wasn't, there are still more growing).
He picked a lot of vegetables:
We have had an excellent crop of Zucchini Squash. These were from the Wednesday harvest.
|Patty Pan Squash & Cucumbers|
We also had an excellent crop of Patty Pan Squash - more than we really anticipated. We have had a fair crop of Cucumber, though it probably could have been better.
Our first, and possibly only, bean harvest - at least we had enough to harvest.
|The "Farm" Kitchen|
Debbie and David sliced and diced 11 pounds of Patty Pan Squash and 42 pounds of Zucchini Squash this week. It is now located in our church's freezers. The church fall festival is coming up and we plan to sell the squash at the festival. All proceeds will go to the church.
We also have several watermelon coming ripe and at least a few pumpkins growing.
We have all come to the conclusion that, if we were to go commercial (rather than organic), we could have a very successful market crop operation. By using fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides, our production gardens would most likely do very well - however, one has to wonder if (1) the profit would be there due to high cost of inputs, and (2) if the demand would be there as we would be just ... like everyone else.
We will stick to all-natural growing methods.
Until next week,
Blessings from Baker Heritage Farms.