First Frost is Coming! WINNERS and LOSERS of this years Garden.

Our first frost of the year is predicted and we NEED to get the rest of the vegetables out of the garden. This will officially be the end of our garden for the year.

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59 comments

  • Red Hot Mess

    Those okra seed pods are stunning. Since you only need a few for seed, the rest would make an amazing wreath.

  • SparklingGreenEyes317

    Hoping now that the growing season has slowed down, you can show more recipes with what you preserved!

  • Tom Riblett

    The Black Diamond water melon is one of the most flavor melons we have here. There are seeds but the flavor is worth it. And the seeds are good for the next years crop.

  • Virginia Reid

    Now I know why my yellow peppers I get at my store, get those black spots even in my fridge. Take Care

  • shiela taylor

    My late father-in-law always planted sugar baby and one called moon and star, they were both super sweet, some seeds but not a ton of seeds.

  • Brad Hugo

    Black Diamond watermelon is very good. It does have seeds but not overloaded. 🍉

  • Rick PLAYLE

    Well guys the wife and me sure enjoy your channel, we are in Western Australia , yep we are heading into mid spring , warming up, you got lots of viewer here in Australia , just wanna say thank you for your practical approach , got ourselves an All American Canner , loving it , thanks for the inspiration 🙂 cheers

    • Living Traditions Homestead

      We will be praying that you have a bountiful garden season this year as well!

    • Rick PLAYLE

      Guys we are off to a good start just harvested 16kgs of Mozart Potatoes from 1 small bag of seed potatoes , gave the new canner a test run on them 🙂

    • Michele Olson

      My new favorite band is from Perth, The Faim. They toured the US and saw them here in Minnesota. How are you all doing after the fires?

  • Jen Farrey

    Is it just me or does Sarah seem sad and not her normal cheerful self. The last few videos I’ve notice a change in her. Hope she’s okay.

  • Cassie Davis

    This year’s winners: Jetstar tomato, Canada crookneck squash, marketmore cucumber, ajvarsky pepper, peaches and cream sweet corn.

  • Mary Staley

    Have you ever planted in blocks of rows rather than the long rows? I had better luck with some crops that way, pollination maybe?

    • Donald Miller

      @ Mary Staley ,
      Hello Mary , yup , I agree. Especially for crops that depend upon wind pollination such as corn. The first time that I planted corn , it was in a single 50 ft. long row. It was easier at the time to do it that way. But , very poor results. My next time was with five ten foot rows. Not as easy as it changed my garden plan. But very good results from the corn.
      Yes , pollination is what it’s all about. I also keep two honeybee hives for that purpose. I leave most of the honey for the bees as I don’t use much myself. But the bees do a good job of visiting the blossoms in the garden. And I get a better harvest. A win-win.

    • Michele Olson

      I was thinking that too, especially for the sweet corn & soybeans.

    • Michele Olson

      I think my last yellow bell peppers were Sweet Sunrise? They did pretty good in Minnesota, with a much shorter growing season. Another great sweet pepper is the Pinot Noir. I’ve grown this several years with success. Its a gorgeous purple pepper, thick succulent walls, green flesh on the inside, usually smaller size, but prolific & great for snacking, veggie trays & cooking. They don’t rot as easy as the green bells that tend to get soft spots.

      I wonder if your soybeans need to be planted in blocks of rows like corn, for better pollination?

      I’m not impressed with Celebrity tomatoes either. I think they are over sold/hyped. I was impressed with the San Marzano & Roma varieties, Black Krim is a good Heirloom, but they are usually odd shaped. My family loves to have a Chocolate Cherry tomatoe plant for snacking in the garden. They’re beautiful in salads too. I also cut them in half and cook them in a fry pan with garlic & seasonings for a quick pasta “sauce.” Those & Grape tomatoes make good sundried tomatoes in the oven with just olive oil & sea salt, black pepper is optional.

      My Dad’s neighbor swears by Hubbard squash. He says they keep well in a cellar for months, but I’ve never tried them myself. My favorite squash for eating & pies are Buttercup & the French Heirloom, Musquée de Provence. They are beautiful with thick fleshy walls for plenty to bake & can. They have a tougher skin too, the bugs seemed to prefer to eat the other squash.

      Thanks for another great video with real garden plant critiques!

    • Donald Miller

      @Michele Olson ,
      For squash you might try the Lakota Squash. It’s the best tasting squash that I have ever eaten. The only two sources that I have found for the seed are Burpee and Baker Creek.
      I remember my grandmother cutting open a Hubbard squash . It was so tough that she used an axe to cut it open.
      That tough skin is one of the things that contributes to it keeping well .

  • TheHammerknight

    You all need to get you a two wheel hand truck (dolly) to move those buckets with. It works really good and saves your back.

  • Kathy GARBEŔ

    Have you ever tried the heirloom Cherokee purple tomato ? Wonderful ! I so loved following your gardens and animals this summer. Be blessed and favored ❤️🙏🏽

  • Deborah Kristensen

    You can surely sell okra seeds come spring.

  • Les Green

    If you are going to stagger plant sweetcorn next year, I would suggest planting in blocks rather than rows, i.e. 8 half rows, not 4 long rows, I find that pollination rates are far better in blocks.

  • Julie Mcgugan

    I’m heading home on Monday after doing two weeks alone in a quarantine government facility (we are not allowed to quarantine in our own home, after returning from travel abroad.) Your videos have been so enjoyable and helped me keep my sanity! Love to you guys!

  • Christopher Scallio

    Try cutting back your peppers to two divided stems & Their two divided stems. A total of Four cut branches remaining. You will have no leaves on them. Transfer to a Pot & store in the Green House over the Winter. You do not have to keep growing Peppers from Seed. The Plant can be used every year.

  • Sharon Thomas

    Hey Kevin, wish you would show a picture of the fruit when you talk about them. Would be great. Thanks🤓

  • Michael Dely

    When Mom and Dad finally move in, Have them walk around so they can find they’re ‘Favorite Place’ and put a double swing at that Special Place for them….I love you guys

  • Janelle Martinez

    I’m so sad that a lot of the seeds that you mentioned are out of stock at Baker Creek! Hopefully they will get more.

  • Belle Sparks

    My best tomatoes ever (loaded, long producing, climb over and out of the cages) are Mortgage Lifter and Brandywine:)!!! Tons. Feed heavy with barn manure and rotted mulch. They are unbelievable- I adore. Oh, and I believe it may make a difference where the seed come from. I buy those from Bakers creek.

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