Monday, October 10, 2011

Garden Updates, Backyard; Oct 10th

It's been a long while since I've posted some garden updates! To appease you for my lack of continuity, I offer you some photos of flowers from my fall garden.

The fiery orange is the Canna Edulis, It's grown to be about 9' tall and is reaching for the skies. On it's right are Plumeria blossoms with their sweet scent.

Seeds forming on the Shiso(perilla) and below are pink Mums 
The left side are more mums and pelargoniums under the Mango and Rhubarb. The bright yellow blossom is the Luffa clinging to our rugged fence.

Now, onto some business! Here I'm prepping the bed to be planted with Broccoli and Daikon radishes
I'm starting our fall crops and some are sprouting, while others are still needing seeds to be planted. I've got Bulb Onion, Broccoli, Beans, Chard, Lettuce here.
Silly Janice, Peppers are for summer! I know, I know...OK, I'm going try to over-winter them in our make-shift green house. I hope it works, then we can get peppers earlier, come next spring.
Chayote are finally plumping up. Lots of eating to do soon! Might try to pickle some too. We've been enjoying the vigorous shoots as a sauté.
Just planted Garlic, yes a little late but hoping it will still be enough time. In the middle are Chinese yard long beans. Don't know if they will survive the coming frosts, but what the heck.
Bulb onions, somewhat growing some bulbs.
Cotton plants, I'm not making good use of this bed, it's a bit too shady for most crops. Maybe I can do Wild Strawberry, they don't mind shade...
Zucchini in the same bed as the cotton
Lettuce tucked in among the Bulb onions in different growth stages, you can see a tiny one above it.
Burdock, Garlic Chives and Yam tucked in rather haphazardly...

Same stuff another angle:
The herb bed
The neglected side: Blackberry has taken over! In front of it is the White Sapote grown from seed
This had tomatoes growing in it, I'm planning on growing Carrots/Bulb Onions next.
The lonely Luffa
Tree Collard going strong now! I like the flavor, it's not bitter.
These pics below were taken after a good rain storm, the first of the season that gave us 4" of rain. Perilla seeds being weighed down by rain drops
rain-soaked ground
See the rain drops on the Alstroemeria? I just love those drops, they look like jewels
Here are the Okra seed pods growing, I put my hand in the second pic just for size comparison


Mr. H. said...

You always have such a nice looking garden and I love what you are doing with the of luck with that. Oh, and nice header picture.:)

Eric Hutchison said...

Awesome! Really looks nice, Janice!

BLD in MT said...

Wait, wait, wait....did you just say you are growing cotton?

AJK said...

Hi Mr. H, thanks for always dropping by my little place. You're farm never ceases to amaze me. I'm so envious!

Hi Eric, Thanks! How's your garden coming along? Did you find a place for the Japanese Maple?

Hi BLD, yup, you said it! I'm just trying to grow a few just to see what it's like. (Save a few more seeds since I bought only 10). It's always nice to have a few extra cotton balls around and just in case SHTF, I'm looking at options to substitute TP. haha! TMI! ;-)

BLD in MT said...

You continue to impress and amaze me with your garden. Good luck on your cotton growing endeavors!