🌺 Hive Community Garden Journal Challenge - October

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What has been going on in your (indoor) garden, on your balcony, in your homestead or on your farm this month? Let us take a peek and maybe you'll win one of the prizes.

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Fall Garden

It's mid-fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. It kinda feels like not a lot is going on in my garden, but the opposite is true. I still have a squash that's ripening, the chayotes are still growing, and in about a week or two, there will be a lot of root vegetables that will need to be harvested.

Sweet potatoes, Yacon, Crosne ( AKA Japanese Artichoke), Jerusalem Artichoke, Paleleaf Woodland Sunflower, Chinese Yam,...
I'm really curious to see what this year's harvest will look like.

This is going to be my very first harvest of Chinese Yam. I planted it last year, without actually knowing anything about it. I have never tasted it, heck, I have never even seen one in real life, so it's definitely an interesting experiment. The plant itself (cinnamon vine) is so beautiful that I might plant one next year anyway, even if I don't like the roots.

We finished the last bit of last year's Yacon harvest a couple of weeks ago, and I'm really looking forward to tasting these delicious roots again. (Since I have never seen them being sold here, I have to rely on my own harvest if I want to eat them.)

Anyway... It's that time of the month again...

Welcome to the Hive Community Garden Journal Challenge, which encourages you to share your monthly (indoor) garden/balcony updates with your the community and create your own garden journal.


A Shoutout To Our Previous Contributors.

As always, a little shoutout to the previous participants. We've had different gardeners joining this challenge in every edition. The participants' base follows the seasons in the different parts of the world.

@akumagai, @fionasfavourites, @proto26, @porters, @gertu, @astrizak, @solominer, @nikv, @amberyooper, @sirenahippie, @riverflows, @fionasfavourites , @dannewton, @enjar, @livinguktaiwan, @plantstoplanks, @allyson19, @fotostef

I'm inviting all of you to post another update in your personal garden journal.

Off course, this challenge is open for everyone who is growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, succulents or any other plants, indoors or outdoors.

If you haven’t joined before, feel free to start now. The more the merrier! There are plenty of people who are enjoying to see what's going on in other people's garden, farm or balcony.


The Challenge

The rules are still the same:

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Please also include a link back to this challenge somewhere in your post.

You can include whatever you want in your post, but please remember that the pictures should be the most important aspect of your post.


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Show us how your plants, herbs, flowers, succulents or vegetables are doing. Share what you’ve been doing in your garden, on your farm or on your balcony. Don't forget to let us know if you are dealing with things like fungus, caterpillars, aphids, and - even more important - hów you’re dealing with those.

In short, tell us the story of your garden.


🏆 Rewards

As always, all entry posts will receive an upvote from my personal account.

When this post reaches payout, I will select the two entries that I liked most.

I’ll reward the top 2 posts with a 10 Hive prize.

I will also choose 2 random participants who will each receive 2 Hive

All entries will also be rewarded with some ENGAGE tokens.

Prizes will be given out once I get the winners post up, which will be after this post has reached payout. Make sure you submit your entry before that time.


Grab That Camera

Are you still reading? What are you waiting for? Grab that camera and go make some awesome pics of your (indoor) garden, your balcony or wherever you are growing your plants, herbs, flowers or crops.

Show off your green thumb, or the lack of it, and create another chapter in your very own garden journal for 2020.


I'll can't wait to see your updates!

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Thanks, @fotostef


Thank you for your engagement on this post, you have recieved ENGAGE tokens.

This is my first time getting involved with this wonderful challenge. I hope I followed tall of the rules.


Thanks for joining!


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My pleasure @simplymike and thanks for the engage tokens, greatly appreciated.

I've always wanted to try yacon.
Here's my entry: Atomic Gardening and other News


Good to see you again, @proto26


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You're welcome, @gertu! Thanks for joining again.


Thank you so much!

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Happy the Hive Community Garden Journal Challenge continues on - love seeing what people are doing in their garden from all over the world!
I have an entry for this month -
October Garden Update - Hive Community Garden Journal Challenge...

Another great entry, @porters. Thanks


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Thanks, @riverflows


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Thanks! Right back at ya!

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I planted yakon last year thanks to you, and it died off over Winter. I went away so i didn't get chance to taste it, and i thought it had died - but it's growing back strong and healthy looking. Can't wait to taste them @simplymike - how do I know when to harvest them?

Gardening post coming tomorrow - I wrote it but can't post it for another 24 hours as I just posted something else for Pinmapple!

We harvest it right after the first night frost, which make the leaves turn black.
But... do you actually have frost over there?

Hello @simplymike, how are you, how are you healthy? I hope to participate in the challenge today. A great greeting.