Okay, I will have a "real post" up later this evening or at the latest in the a.m. but for now this will have to do to prove I am still alive and well! I have, however, been reading all of your posts daily and look forward to my 15 minutes with coffee and blogger friends before my kids wake up every morning!
Here is a fall pictorial tour of our little suburban farm taken this afternoon:
Lettuce Beds (several types of mesclun, lettuces, spinach, oriental greens, Swiss Chard)
Garlic, Shallot & Onion Bed
I actually got ambitious this day and interplanted pansies to give a little color and separate the types. I hope the pansies fill out soon and look a little better!
Leek Bed with Swiss Chard and pansies
The Marigolds are looking fantastic right now, I need to remember to plant these everywhere next year - I like them better than mums!
Are cosmos supposed to get this big? LOL they don't seem to be giving up any time soon, either, and they are in the shade for half the day. I shudder to think of all the reseeding that went on over the summer & fall... can you say INVASIVE?! I will find out next summer!
That's all for now. I even already loaded up pics for my next post, but since it is a "real post" I will have to find time later this evening to sit down after the kids go to bed and actually write some words to go along with the pics. Right now, however, I have two boys wound up after a day at school screaming about being "starving" and wanting to go ride bikes. It's hard to get used to it getting dark so early and having to get so much done right after school. The upside is that they go to bed earlier!!
We're having trouble with the time change too. It's sad, the first time in months that you can be outside and it go's and gets dark at 5:30. Grrr!ReplyDelete
Things are looking great Erin.ReplyDelete
Holy smokes!! Your cosmos are huge. Dang, woman, what are you doing? Even my donkey doo can't compete with that!!!ReplyDelete
Sue, all I can say is that they must love neglect! I literally threw seeds from a several year old packet I got second hand on top of the dirt! They were about 5 feet tall from August thru mid-September, and then they just freaked out! They are 10-11 feet tall, soil that used to be lawn in the spring, and in the shade half the day. Neglect, I say, LOL!ReplyDelete
Boy, when you come back to us you do it with a BANG! You've been missed, but we all have periods like that.ReplyDelete
I don't know whether I like looking at your garden right now or not. It's so odd to imagine all that luscious goodness actually growing and being harvested and eaten right now when we up here near the tundra are in our most barren, unproductive time of year. Everything looks so good in your garden.
Congrats on getting your Master Gardener badge! I know it entails a lot of work but you love that stuff so much you no doubt didn't think of it that way. Now you're smarter than ever! (Will you still read my blog?)
Mama Pea, of COURSE I will still read your blog, lol! You are actually doing what many of us are still dreaming about - homesteading! I can't even believe I did 2 posts in one day! You are right, it was all fun going to class, and I met some great people, all over the age of 6, I might add...bonus for me LOL!ReplyDelete
Fortunately cosmos seedlings are distinctive. Although at that size they may be agressive. . .ReplyDelete
The rest of the garden looks yummy.
I am with the other ladies here, you have some sort of plant magic, everything you grow has outdone everything I grow! I love your pictures of food taken in the house. Here's to next season, peace for allReplyDelete