It's hard to believe I was digging the last of the potatoes from this area of the garden on July 23, leaving it looking bare and void of any vegetation except for the volunteer alyssum . Cabbage seedlings, carrots and bush bean seeds were planted during that last week of July. To say they all grew well would be an understatement. Today I got my first harvest from the fall garden, and it's still summer!
Nearly two pounds of bush beans and a 1-1/2 pound mini Gonzalez cabbage were the first picked from the fall garden.
*sigh* this is why I really need to get off my duff. That's so awesome! I just put some cabbage seeds in soil.... Maybe in 3 months I can post I have cabbage! And a second flush of beans to replace my nearly non existant ones might be nice!ReplyDelete
Nartaya, I really didn't expect it to produce this early. Maybe I'd better start my spring garden about a month later than I do, LOL!Delete
Wow Granny!! This is your first fall garden in many years and it looks wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Robin, it's my first fall garden ever. I always poop out by the time the regular season garden has finished. At the rate this one is growing, I guess I can't really call it a "fall" garden! By fall it will probably mostly be harvested.Delete
WOW! Amazing rate of growth. What exactly are you fertalizing with there, Granny? ;-)ReplyDelete
Barbie, that's one of the surprising things....no fertilizer at all! After the great harvests of onions and potatoes from that plot, you'd think the nutrients would be depleted. All I did was replant, didn't even add any compost!Delete
Your garden is so pretty and neat and clean-looking. It almost looks fake. Is it fake, Granny?! Are you really just posting photos of a make-believe garden? Every once in awhile you go out and dirty up your fingernails and snap a picture so we think you actually garden. I'm onto you. Those bean and cabbage are from the grocery store, aren't they. I see the thin plastic bag they came in in the background of the photo. Next time, make sure to throw it away so we don't see it.ReplyDelete
Your fall garden looks amazing! Great job! It really is hard to move oneself to plant in the height of summer, so your really ROCK!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nutmeg. I just hope I can keep myself interested enough to put the fall garden to use. I have too many irons in the fire at once, and I might just give up ;-)Delete
Looks like you've got a good start on fall gardening. I'll be planting my fall garden this weekend. My first frost date isn't until Nov 11th, so we've got a little time.ReplyDelete
Sustainably, you have almost a month more than I do. I need to get my spinach, lettuce and radishes in this week!Delete
what a lovely fall garden!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mrs. P.Delete
I wish my fall garden was that neat and tidy! LOL! of course, the really messy items are actually the late summer items (squashes particularly) and the fall crops are fairly neat looking (so far). I planted some more lettuces today and all my other fall crops already in the ground are doing well. September is a shoulder month for me - where I am bringing in a ton of summer items still, but starting to harvest the fall crops too. September is usually one of my largest harvest tally months as a result.ReplyDelete
Kitsap, tell me about it! I hate the way the squash makes the garden look this time of year. The crooknecks are both turning mildewy, so I think they'll be out this week. I still have some corn half-stalks to cut down, then maybe the garden will be halfway presentable again. I just have to put up with those butternut vines, they are worth it!Delete
Wow! It is indeed a very cool post. I must commend you very clean garden.ReplyDelete
Great harvest!Happy Gardening!
Thank you storage box.Delete
It looks so lush still. Mine is starting to look a bit tatty.... productive , but not so pretty any more.ReplyDelete
David, the main garden is beginning to look shabby. One hates to remove vegetation that is still producing, but it's tempting to get those mildewy squash and tattered pole beans out.Delete