Harvest Day! My October Garden Journal

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garden selfie! ^^

What's up friends? it's a pleasure to participate again in this garden journal and tell you what's new in my garden! This time I had to harvest several yucca plants and some other things.

I did it last Sunday, I started early, doing some chores around the house. Then I went out and climbed on the roof of my house, to grab some coconuts and passion fruits, because as the plant climbed up there, I have to check not to lose any.

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coconuts ready to harvest

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Passion fruit plant taking over the roof.

To my surprise there were a good amount already ripe and many others still green. it always surprises me that as the plant spreads and gives new branches, the previous ones dry up, this is quite practical because otherwise I would end up like in the jungle hahaha.

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When I finished my work, I went down from the roof and called my neighbor with whom I share the plantation to take out the cassava plants. We harvested a total of 12 plants, and there were 6 more pending because we were really tired and the sun was beginning to be strong. Fortunately it was a good amount, I couldn't say how much since I couldn't weigh it or anything, but I would say it was approximately 10 to 15 kg.

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Half of my part

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The neighbor grabbing the rest of his part and the other half of mine (on top)

After grouping and dividing the harvested material, we finish cleaning up all the waste, the larger ones we take to a nearby site where this type of waste is usually dumped and then someone burns it. We put the rest right there in the compost pile.

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The hand of a gardener working hard

Needless to say that I was left as if I had been beaten to a pulp hahaha, but happy to get those long awaited foods grown naturally and by myself. Now I just have to wait again for the next harvest, since we planted there again and in other spaces I will plant corn along with beans and pumpkins, it will be another of my experiments since the soil is not very good there, I don't know how it will turn out but I still want to do it!

I invite again @sirenahippie and @ecuadorhomestead to participate! Now, I say goodbye for this occasion and thanks for reading, I will be back soon with more about my garden. Take care!


Gracias por leerme. | Thanks for reading.
Todas las fotos son de mi autoría. | All photos are my own.



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Hi @fanyokami I see your garden is still productive, I'm so glad, it's so satisfying when we produce our own food! I harvested cassava last Sunday, but it didn't even reach a kilo, as I made the mistake of planting the plant (it was a single one, Mr. Morrocoy's tribe ate it from the stolons when they were just starting to sprout), in a shady spot, so it was dedicated to growing upwards and didn't produce much cassava. I hope you will continue to share updates from your vegetable garden frequently. Greetings and thanks for the invitation, I think I will make my post today.

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Thanks @sirenahippie !! I'm so sorry to read about your cassava, but it's something that can always happen, just like the time sowed sweet potato and after six month I got..... nothing hahaha. Luckily next time it will go better!!

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Oh, you have yellow coconut! Next week I will try to harvest yellow coconut in my cousin's garden. Your garden is blessed with superfood :)

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thank you!! yes, here is common to see yellow coconut in urban gardens!! I hope you harvest lot of coconuts too!!

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Congrats on your bountiful harvest! I hope your hands recover soon 😁

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thank you!! It was fine the next day!! fortunately I didn't get any blister ;)

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LOVE your hand selfie! Those are huge passionfruits - so jealous as I can never get them to grow! Love this post and thanks so much for sharing - as usually your passion shines through!

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Thank you!!! well at least I can grow something somebody else can't hehe, I'm always the one who isn't lucky with crops that are so easy for others!! Thanks again for reading!!

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There is nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own vegetables, it helps a lot, especially financially.

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you are completely right, we can save some money eating what we plant! it may be hard to have constant or big harvests but it sure help a lot!

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