Several of my blogger friends asked about my fall garden, and how it was doing. I planted broccoli, it’s growing without leaves, and something keeps chewing on each broccoli plant. The same thing happened when I planted them in early spring. I have asparagus growing like crazy in the garden. This was the first year I started to grow asparagus. Two of my friends, Phelan over at A Homesteading Neophyte, and SciFiChick at Bacon and Eggs, recommended I leave the asparagus in the ground and not to pick it until the following year or so. This way the harvest will be solid and plentiful. I can’t wait to try it after this next spring.
The Japanese eggplant keeps producing wonderful little eggplants. The one pictured here has some brown markings on the outside of the skin.
My squash has produced flowers; I’m still waiting to see if I get any vegetables on it before we freeze here. So far, no signs of squash bugs J
I have a few carrots popping up in the garden.
My chocolate peppers keep producing all kinds of peppers, and buds. Here’s a picture of the peppers turning that nice chocolate color.
The bush beans are growing like crazy and producing all kinds of beans. I need to go back out into the garden tomorrow and harvest another basket full of beans.
My peas are also growing like weeds and producing all kinds of flowers; hopefully they will survive the next several weeks, and produce peas for harvest.
And finally, the cucumbers decided to produce flowers. The leaves are splotchy with white spots. I’ve pretty much given up on them.
This is all that is left of my fall garden. I’m getting antsy and can’t wait to start planting again in the spring of 2014. I have a few plans on changing up my garden boxes, and adding a straw bale garden. I’m even considering a new way of growing my strawberries this next year. It’s a surprise, so if it works out, I will make a post on in it in the spring of 2014, otherwise I won’t create a post.