It’s Thanksgiving week, and the first frost is inching ever closer. It’s actually late this year – the year my garden was a mess and I have no fall crops growing. <sigh> But the weather is what it is. That said, I spent the weekend harvesting the vestiges of my garden’s last gasp – a few winter squash and a bunch of peppers. I also put up a new portable greenhouse to house my key lime trees and some potted plants through the winter. This week’s garden photos!
Good morning, everyone. It’s been a while since I gave you an update on the garden and homestead, so I thought I’d share with you a few pictures as well as tell you how things are growing (or not) in the garden. We did have a couple nights in the 40s last week, but my excitement over autumn weather arriving was short-lived. Our lows are now in the upper 50s to mid 60s with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not exactly autumn weather in this Yankee’s opinion, but at least it’s not scorching hot anymore. This week’s garden photos!
Good morning, everyone. I thought I’d give you a brief update on my garden this morning. You all know how my garden has been struggling this summer. To be honest, I had just about written it all off. However, I actually got out in the garden for a couple hours on Labor Day. The weather is still summer like and humid, but the intense heat has broken – at least, for now. So, I ventured out. My oh my, what a mess! But despite the weeds and overgrowth, I found a few surprises that were quite encouraging. This week’s garden photos!
While many of you across the country (especially in New England) are buried under a couple of feet of snow, I’m sure you’re thinking more about snow shovels and rock salt than seeds and grow lights. But it is that time of year to pull out your seeds and plan what you will get started indoors in preparation for spring planting. Here in the South, this weekend will be about eight weeks until last frost. It’s now time to set up my germination station again! Last night, I organized my seeds and separated them into two piles: indoor starts and direct sow. Today, I’d like to share with you what I’ll be planting in my grow room this weekend. My 2015 indoor starts!
It’s hard to believe a month has gone by since I last showed you my garden pictures. But what’s really “shocking” is how much the garden has grown in four weeks’ time! You know the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? Well, I think that applies here because I knew my garden was growing; I just didn’t realize how MUCH it had grown until I compared the recent pictures with last months’ pictures. It makes this gardener all giggly. 🙂 Be sure to click the links I added so you can compare these pictures to last month’s pictures, as well. How my garden grows in June!
I can’t believe it’s been four or five weeks since I started transplanting and sowing seed in my garden. During that time, the weather changed from cold to springlike comfort to scorching summer heat back to springlike comfort. And it’s rained only twice in that time period, too. However, my garden is growing, and I want to share pictures of all my raised beds. I’ll also include links to compare the beds to how they looked a month ago. Because my garden is so large, I’ll share my pictures in two parts – so come back tomorrow for the second half! How my garden grows in May!
This week was definitely all about the harvest! I can’t believe how many baskets I filled this week. I also planted Bloomsdale and Giant Noble spinach, Red Creole and White Texas Granex onions, and Italian softneck garlic on Friday. That night, the temperature dipped to 35 degrees for the first time (a little early for us), and I got nervous, but all was well. The temperatures are starting to rise again back to our normal of the mid-70s during the day and the mid-50s to low 60s at night. More growing warmth coming. Now, if we could just get some rain! This week’s garden pictures!
I love peppers! Sweet ones, mild ones, hot ones – doesn’t matter. Last year I planted a small bed of sweet peppers and a row of hot peppers, and I had enough to eat fresh all season and be able to freeze several quart bags of peppers to last through the winter. This year, I planted a large bed of sweet peppers and a large bed of hot peppers because I want enough to eat fresh, cook in recipes, freeze, pickle, and give away. If you’re a lover of peppers like I am, How to grow peppers!