20 Oct 2008

October Rains 2008

The October rains are here and our vegetable for the "cooler growing season" should now be in. This year, we planted our usual beds of carrot, radish, beetroot and, for the first time, turnip and parsnips. Cucumber, eggplant, spring onion/scallion, watermelon, pumpkin and okra continue to be harvested from our summer plantings. All of our tomato (several varieties), sweet pepper (3 varieties), watermelon, cantelope (6 varieties), mushmelon, and various salad leaves have all been planted out. Some fruits and vegetables continue to also be harvested including cucumber, eggplant, spring onion, breadfruit, watermelon, pumpkin, papaya, mango (Keitt), june plum (golden apple, pomme cythere), guava, bilimbi, chella mella, and ju plum.