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Oct 14, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao all -

October is a really nutty month for me and this year's crazy weather has made it challenging to say the least. All of my tomatoes were late, so canning that normally starts in August started in September and hasn't stopped yet. Duane's peppers were not all that productive this year and that Uchu Pepper I got from Alana for him did not thrive at all. I think he still has some seed, but I'll check with him. This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving which, in my opinion, is far too early so we use the long weekend for a drive to the country for Crispin Apples to make into applesauce and a big heirloom pumpkin for pressure canning in water. This year it's Musquee de Province and yes, I'm saving seeds. We also splurged on a brussels sprouts tree at the pumpkin farm. Growing brussels sprouts and other heading brassicas is not one of my super powers.

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Star, the eggplant in the photo I shared is Rosa Bianca and it's not tiny. Most of those weighed at least 2 lbs each. I used the ones in the photo for Eggplant Parmesan in my oversized lasagna pan. I had very good success with my eggplants this year by starting the seeds early and having very large transplants with well-established roots.

We visited our community garden this weekend to harvest the Glass Gem Corn and Rainbow Broom Corn to enter into the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This is how we had to transport the broom corn and corn stalks. The broom corn and corn stalks that won't go to the fair will be brought to a cattle farm to get ground into silage for the animals. That stuff takes forever to break down into any sort of compost system and I'd rather "recycle" it for the animals.

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Grazie a tutti,
Julianna

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