We have a wonderful crop of ornamental gourds this year. A warm wet summer filled a garden cart on the first day of picking.
The second day brought out the tractor bucket. The goose-neck crop was gathered. Notice the one in front -- all neck and no goose!
This further contribution yielded a couple hundred
more. We have one more day of a walk-through search for other gourds missed on the first pass. We'll then clean them up and arrange some in-house displays. A substantial number will be packaged as gifts for friends.
Other late harvest included tomatoes, beans, everbearing red raspberries, flowers for drying, and a few more gourds. We will keep gathering the late crops until a killing frost. We have some late-season spinach, basil and parsley to add to the schedule.