Friday, September 26, 2008

Fall Gardening

We are spending a little less time in the garden these days but, we are still out there a lot! Daniel has removed lots of summer stuff and we have planted another round of green beans and lots of okra.

Some things are still growing from our first planting. We have basil, basil, and more basil. I made 6 cups of pesto (from 2 large bags of basil) and we still have this much left!

Eggplant is still producing.
We started broccoli, lettuce and other greens from seed. Soon after we planted our seeds in late August we had a huge rainstorm and we think that hurt our germination rate. Basically the soil washed away with some of our seeds. So we had some extra space in the beds and I went to Lowe's and Home Depot this weekend and picked up a tray of more greens to fill in the gaps in our garden. I also picked up some brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and red cabbage. So with all this planted our garden is full again.
Broccoli we started from seed.These are collards and red leaf lettuce mixed with a few broccoli.
The luffa is now flowering and growing fruits.
In this picture you can see the sweet potatoes spread across a few beds.


William Kruidenier said...

Love to see the pictures of green things growing. Thanks for sharing. I'm curious as to why the tomatoes were picked green. Was that the last haul before pulling up the plants, or are you doing something unique with the green tomatoes (fried green tomatoes?)?

Laura Parker said...

i am so jealous! what a gorgeous garden. i am so impressed by you guys. by being committed to the work it takes to eat healthy and save money . . . and teach such valuable lessons of work and the land to your girls. way to go.

jendanellenarianna said...

Yes, we pulled them green to make sure we get to use them before something goes wrong. Last time lots of our tomatoes began to rot on the vine. We made fried green tomatoes last night. They were great!

Kallie said...

What a beautiful harvest. It looks like you guys had a very successful year of gardening...we need to take some lessons from your family- we had a charlie brown garden. ha.