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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Garden Roundup 2016

Our fall garden is plugging along quite nicely. If anything, I'm getting a little tired of growing food and am itching for the garden to go to bed for the year. I'm looking forward to a winter's rest and where I can ignore the weeding and maintenance for a while.

But, I still have a lot of vegetables coming our way. We're still getting a lot of green beans, lettuce, green onions, collards and the occasional tomato and cucumber. I've got a handful of raspberries and a lot of blackberries still on the plants.

I've just finished my last plantings of the year - I put in the garlic and fava beans last week. I am, however, debating throwing some shallots in as well but that will depend on whether I get around to it.

Here's everything that's currently growing/producing:

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Basil
  • Swiss chard
  • Pac choi
  • Green onions
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Rattlesnake pole beans
  • French green beans
  • Collards
  • Parsley
  • Russian kale
  • Broccoli
  • Romaine
  • Red lettuce
  • Beets
  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Fava beans
  • Garlic

I planted a few new fun fruit trees this year, but that will have to wait for another post!

Are you done gardening for the year or do you still have fruits and vegetables growing in your garden?

6 comments:

Judy Saunders said...

I had a very pathetic garden. My most prolific plants were the ones that I didn't plant. I had tossed some veggie scraps to the chickens last year, and this year we had spaghetti squash, pumpkin, and acorn squash growing in the chicken pen. I also had a bunch of cherry tomato plants grow up in the old compost pile. The garden I actually planted had a yield of two heads of broccoli, 1 1/2 cucumbers (way too small to count as a complete cucumber), a red pepper, and a few random tomatoes. We have had two hard frosts so far, so I think I am pretty much done.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Oh, that is a very sad state of affairs. I had a miserable cucumber experience this year as well. One group of plants did ok, the other produced about what yours did. I had big plans of making pickles and relish this year, but we just had enough cucumbers only for eating. Same thing with peas. I planted a ton of peas, but only had enough for eating, not freezing.

Aimee said...

I didn't do an annual garden this year because we were out of the country for most of the summer. However I've been moving towards a mostly perennial garden for a few years now, and so we do have some produce. Got some fall raspberries last week, and the rhubarb plant still has quite a few ribs on it. The pears and apples are finally done. I was very tired of pears. This was the first year that my hazelnut bush bore nuts - but so far, every shell I've opened has been empty! Very frustrated and confused about that. Also I got a second harvest of stinging nettles from the early fall rains.

Crunchy Chicken said...

@Aimee - My rhubarb was an absolute disaster. It didn't grow at all for a few years so I ended up digging it up. I was really surprised at how far down into the ground it went considering there was pretty much no growth topside. I'm super jealous of your hazelnut bush - I've wanted one for a long time. Hopefully there will be a nut in there somewhere!

Delora said...

We had a really wet year on the east coast, and it seems like most of my garden was destroyed by slugs :( The only things that did well this year were hot peppers (jalapenos and tabasco), and a couple of my cherokee purple tomato plants. I seem to have fusarium wilt in my one sunny bed, so need to solarize it next year and make some more beds!

Crunchy Chicken said...

@Delora - Slugs are the bane of my existence. Well, them and cabbage worms. I started using Sluggo Plus and have had great success in keeping them away. I guess slugs don't like spicy food!

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