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A Quick Garden Tour

October 4, 2014

Fall is a funny time, all gold and burnished and then quickly turning to green and blue.  One foot in summer and the next step into almost winter.

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Don’t bother reaching little peas, it’s not going to happen.  The days are too short and you gave it your all.

Cascade Ruby-Gold

Cascade Ruby-Gold

We’ll eat the corn and feed the stalks to the cows while they are still green and full of energy.

Sweet Corn stalks

Sweet Corn stalks

 

Sweet Meat

Sweet Meat

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Cayuse oat cover crop

Interseeded Cayuse oats for cover crop

 

Hollyhill Orange Ice

Hollyhill Orange Ice

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There is still a bit of summer left, but I see a whole lot of winter in the garden.

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Winerbor

Winterbor

 

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Lacinato Rainbow

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Vita Verde

pees and leaks

pees and leaks or more properly known as peas and leeks…

And that folks is the garden in a state of fall flux this fine October day.

 

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2014 4:59 pm

    I Love your new header photo! And how the cows Love the cornstalks. As soon as they hear me rustling around in the corn patch they start mooing their approval! Funny cows…

    • October 4, 2014 5:04 pm

      Courtesy of my daughter…I’m not so good with the camera 🙂

      I can attest to that, I skipped a day…boy did they let me and all the neighbor know. What? You expect us to eat only grass?

  2. October 4, 2014 8:32 pm

    The fall veggies look great!

  3. October 5, 2014 12:14 am

    Inspiring and uplifting. The strawberries look wonderful.

  4. October 5, 2014 5:20 am

    Mmmmm – brussel sprout envy. Maybe I’ll give them a try as transplants next year. Not holding out hope with such a short season tho…

  5. October 5, 2014 7:22 am

    Nice! Are those the daylight neutral / ever bearing strawberries? I just put in a couple this year, but I’m planning to turn most of the strawberry bed over to them! Mine are still producing berries now, and they haven’t tried to take over the world with runners.

    • October 5, 2014 7:35 am

      Yes, these are Tristar, and they produce from late spring until frost…we would rather have fresh berries over the season instead of a couple of weeks and then none.

  6. October 5, 2014 10:23 am

    you still have so much food in your garden, beautiful. c

  7. October 7, 2014 10:33 pm

    Your Sweet Meats look like mine. This is the first year I’ve grown them- is their appearance normal? I read they aren’t ready until they turn gray…will they keep on ripening even though for all practical purposes the rest of the vine is dead?

    When do you harvest them?

    • October 8, 2014 4:47 am

      Mine are ripe, and gray compared to the green ones. Look for the white spot on the bottom. I’ll probably harvest mine pretty soon, just been too busy and there is no threat of frost so they are kind of down the list.

      • October 9, 2014 9:07 pm

        thanks Nita- I’ll look at them. I only got two this year so they are kind of precious to me. Been trying to grow them for a couple of years.

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