November Garden Update

It was a very dull, dark and damp evening when I went out to the garden to pick some veggies for supper, but the greens in the garden were vibrant, so I went back in for my camera, besides an update is overdue.

Here’s what’s growing…

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(Endive, Parsnips, Potato Volunteer and Parsley)

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(Green & Purple Kohlrabi)

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(Arugula, Leeks, Peas & Beets)

Some things we can harvest while others need more time…

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like these Leeks and Baby Beets.

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Carrots are also very slow,  we may still have some for Christmas. There are more Leeks and Turnips in here.

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The Broccoli has been incredible .

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Turnips & Celeriac.

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Cauliflower for the spring

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The Lime Tree is loaded with fruit 🙂

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And I do believe we will get to enjoy some Brussel Sprouts, this is a Red variety.

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This is all Celeriac, I’m planning to cover them for some extra heat and rain protection, and hoping that they will mature in the spring.

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Peppers & Herbs in the Greenhouse,

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along with Yams and Potatoes.

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That covers most of it ! This is what I brought in for our supper, Kale…

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and Yams 🙂

October Garden Update

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the last summer Cucumbers were pulled out yesterday along with a few of our fall Radishes, Turnips, Yams and Herbs; all  were served with our Thanksgiving supper 🙂

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Now we wait for a few more fall treats; Peas, Beets, Leeks, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts..

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Broccoli, Carrots , Beans

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more Turnips..

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Parsnips , Kale, Lettuce and Cauliflower.

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In the Greenhouse the Basil is waiting to be pulled out, it wont last much longer with our cooler nights, but the Peppers and Yams are still growing 🙂

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Thinking of all my Family and Friends, especially this past Thanksgiving weekend and feeling very grateful for each and everyone of you!

 

 

August Garden Update

The beautiful aroma of Basil is filling the Greenhouse these days…

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The plants seem to be doing well:  Eggplants, Melons, Peppers, Yams and Basil of course 😉

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My fist attempt at growing Cantaloupe, checkout the little melon…

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In the Garden, the Kentucky Blue Lake Beans are just starting to flower

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we are getting our first Cucumbers, finally!

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More Zucchini on the way

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and Limes

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Swiss Chard

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Yellow Beans

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Strawberries

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more Tomatoes…

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and the second round of Broccoli is producing a decent crown! The first wasn’t successful. I guess sometimes perseverance pays off 😉

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Our winter veggies are progressing…Parsnips for the Fall,  are tucked in between  2 rows of Tomatoes

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Carrots

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Brussel Sprouts

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and Cauliflower, are looking healthy under their tents….

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Todays Ripe Tomatoes, Zucchini & Basil 🙂

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Planning a Winter & Spring Garden for The Pacific Northwest

I know its hard to shift your thoughts to winter when its just starting to feel like summer …

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but if you would like to have fresh veggies in the garden all winter, its time to get your seeds purchased, organized and  started!

This next week is the time to seed Brussel sprouts and Cabbages that require a long growing season, like January King or Late Red.

Mid -late June is the best for overwintering Cauliflower and Purple Sprouting Broccoli. The first week in July is when you can seed your last crop of carrots and beets , this is also a good time for kale & chard. In August,  seed fall and winter lettuce, Chinese cabbages and other spinach and  frost hardy lettuce.

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Ok, I’m heading out to the greenhouse to get a few of these going….

🙂