Market Gardening and Life at 7000 ft. in the Rockies of Colorado

Sunday, August 16, 2009


"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness." -Confucius. Took a little vay-k to Wisconsin to see family. Man do they have some good food up that-a-way. This is a picture of Mom's new pad complete with garage, shed, three acres, and apple trees! So happy for y'all.Three varieties were all producing lots of fruit. yum.
When we got back we were greeted by this, nine foot tall sunflowers!
Got a lot of catching up to do harvest wise.

Harvested two bushels of shelling peas this weekend. They then had to be shelled, blanched and frozen. Looks like we can count on about two bushels a week for the next four or five weeks.So we'll be spending a lot of time doing this.We'll be putting away a bushel of snow peas that I just picked tonight.
Squash world is a jungle right now. The pumpkin vines are about ten feet long with fist size fruit. Got about a half dozen fist size acorn squash going and the summer squash are starting to yield. The temperature got down to 37 last night. Yikes! Hopefully we get a few more weeks before it drops much lower!


  1. The temp did drop down to 31 the next night for our first frost. a few leaves got burnt on the squashes but all survived.

  2. Other than freezing, how do you put up snowpeas?

  3. freezing is only way that we've tried, and seems to be the preferred method. I have heard that dehydrating and freeze drying work as well.


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