Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Gardening

Amazingly, it is mid October and soon the end of this year's gardening season.
You wouldn't guess that, though, if you looked at my garden.
So much of it is still going strong.

The garden fences are totally covered in flowering vines and gourds...
just the way I wish they were all summer long.

One of my favorite vines is this flowering violet bean vine.
It gets the most beautiful violet flowers and violet beans.

The morning glories are now glorious! 

The zinnias are huge and the lavender is in full bloom.

We are continuing to harvest and eat out of our garden on a daily basis.
Much of this is due to the fact that I put in a second planting of
so many crops.
The tomatoes are almost finished, but the peppers continue to be prolific.

I have harvested a few beautiful heads of broccoli,
and have at least a dozen plants yet to harvest. 

I have begun digging the sweet potatoes. 

This is the harvest from just three plants... 
and I planted 24 plants.
I am going to try storing these in wood shavings in our cold cellar.

No garden tour would be complete without
introducing you to my apprentice....

what fun we'll have together in next summer's garden!

Check back tomorrow for a look at the courting rituals of fainting goats!
Yes, it's that time of year again.
Love is in the air!!!


  1. Beautiful photos. We have had a few frosts so most of our garden has been harvested. Look forward to reading about your fainting goats. We've been reading all we can as we've been thinking about bringing some home to the farm.

  2. we had frost last night so your garden visit was very timely..won't be long til Mr Frost takes his toll..

  3. What a stunning garden, you have had this year. It is true testament to a fine gardener, with results like that! I know how much work it can be! Love seeing the Morning Glories! Huge! I see your new helpers are getting right into it!

  4. What a great harvest! Things are slowing down for us in the garden. Last night's temperature dropped into the 40's, so that first frost is just around the corner.

  5. I just wanted to let you know that I look forward every day to your latest posts. I live the farm life vicariously through you. I have wanted a little plot all of my life, but, alas, I'm stuck in the city. You should write a book!
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

  6. WHO is that adorable little man? Did you find him in the cabbage patch when you were picking vegetables? LOL! Just the cutest!!

    Those veggies looks delicious! I'd fix myself a big bowl of those greens & broccoli and top it with blue cheese dressing and I'd be in heaven. Enjoy!

  7. Bev, truly amazing. I can't believe you have all this stuff growing here in mid-October. What a gift!:)

  8. hey Bev,
    luv the blue Morning Glories, even spotted the lil bee buzzing around one of the flowers.....
    This is the 1st year that I have grown Zinnias & Calendulas, they are awesome!
    We got a frost the other day so now my 'maters, peppers and the rest of my vining plants all burned form the frost...guess it means it's time to go out and clean up the garden.


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