Thursday, October 17, 2013
Around the Garden - Fall Edition
The fall garden is not nearly as exciting as the summer garden, but if you look closely there are still some good things happening.
The Swiss chard, beets and kale are still going strong. The herb garden is enjoying a wild party and gets tastier with each passing day. The strawberries are tucked in under a layer of straw. The garlic is planted and snug under a thick layer of straw as well. And the rest of the beds have been cleaned out, turned over and covered in leaves, ready for the long, cold winter ahead.
Overall we are pleased with our season of backyard gardening. We managed to stay clear of any big problems from pests and disease and put up a lot of food on our new pantry shelves. There has already been talk of next year, with plans in the works for new beds and more food grown in the backyard. But for now, we will sit back and relax a bit and enjoy the bounty of our harvest.
What is happening around your garden these days?