Sunday, November 12, 2017

Our Fall Garden

In July I shared with you our country garden, flourishing with summer produce.  The plants were neatly planted into raised beds, making for great growth.  The gravel pathways made it easy to meander through the space.  And it was all tucked inside the nostalgic white picket fence.  Can you tell I love the garden?  ;-)

During the harvest season, we enjoyed many garden-to-table meals, along with plenty of cherry tomatoes and peas straight from the vine.  I also preserved some produce through freezing and canning.

Tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini lasted a good while in our garden this year.  I credit most of the success to the good soil prep and the raised beds that weren't full of weeds.

In August, I planted more seeds to be able to enjoy a fall harvest...

The radishes took only a few weeks to mature.

Lettuce seeds quickly grew into beautiful, delicious leaves.

The kale was a flop...for the summer and fall plantings.  Maybe I'll change their place in the garden next year.

The snap peas are still hanging on, even though we've dipped into some cold weather here and there.  They should be ready soon. 

Most everything else has been pulled up and the garden is ready for a long winter nap.

This is my first time having a fall garden and I hope to expand my plantings for next year.

I'm always learning...


  1. Your garden is amazingly beautiful. It looks like it's out of an iconic house and garden magazine. I've never tried planting a fall garden. It may work well here in SoCal. I hope your having a fabulous autumn. Pat xx

    1. Thank you so much Pat! Oh what you could grow year round in your location...

  2. I was wondering where you've been!
    The garden layout looks lovely. Isn't it wonderful experimenting with different things each season? I am working on growing kale, lettuce, snap peas, beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and Swiss Chard this fall/winter. Kale can even be harvested after a snowfall! Glad you had such a successful harvest season. Enjoy your down time!

    1. I'm just gets a little crazy sometimes. But, like you, I find comfort in my garden. I'm sure your harvest will be amazing!

  3. Your garden always looks beautiful! Love that you got your fall planting in!

  4. What a fantastic garden!! All our freezers are full of goodies out of our garden as well - it's the best feeling to be able to pull something out of the freezer in the winter that you grew in the summer!


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