Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pepper & potato harvest, fall scene & scarecrow in the food forest

In my spare time, I'm picking veggies from the garden and decoratung for fall.

The last of the peppers, going to be used for garden pizza  

Potato harvest today from the grow bags, and I'm going to make some hashbrown & soup  

Some of the gourds I purchased and some I grew, like the cushaw and patty pan squash,
Most of my pumpkins and gourds have already rotted so I added some from the greenhouse
I went to today, and I also decorated my grandparents fall scene  

Here I decorated my grandparents porch

Friday, September 28, 2018

Figs growing, Popcorn plant, & fall flower & Basil garden

Canna flower 

The figs haven't been as prolific this year compared to last  

But these two fig trees are loaded with fruits so I hope they ripen before the first frost

This Cassia plant really smells like popcorn and it's another
tropical plant I'm growing Kentucky  

I have a basil garden I need to harvest soon as well 

As I was taking photos, I stumbled upon these morning glories 

The color of the morning glories have a beautiful shine
There are many beautiful flowers in the fall garden, the ironweeds, goldenrods, aster, and herbs. Peppers and lettuce are still growing so I'm still eating a little out of the garden. There's a horned worm helping me eat the food too. I noticed many pepper and tomato plants with the tops chewed clean off.

That's what to expect in a garden, of course, and I have a rabbit too because I have noticed paths of rabbit dung and beds amongst the herbs, flowers and other weeds. The garden going into fall is still very much alive and well even though I'm eatjng significantly less food in the garden than a month ago. I have many herbs though I need to harvest, including the figs and pears if they ripen before the frost. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall food Harvest from the gardens

More salsa canned with the garden peppers, tomatoes and herbs 

This is some of the last garden harvests of the summer, and today is the first of Fall. I didn't sow seed for the Fall but there are some cabbage and lettuce plants that might survive for the next month or two.

I have been picking lettuce sparingly in making my tofurky sandwiches to take to work. I'll miss the many dinners of fried fresh beans and peppers. I'm still harvesting potatoes as well, and tomorrow I need to dig more up from the ground and the potatoes from the grow bags. 

I have my fall scene up with pumpkins, foddershocks, gourds from the garden, and of course my cool scarecrows I've made in the past. I have to organize it again though because it looks like somebody or something attacked the scarecrow and smashing or eating the fall harvest.
Everybody is already putting out their fall scenes, because stores are putting out the displays and boxes of pumpkins out early. It's all very enticing too, but I'm going to try to resist buying any autumn and halloween decor. Save your money by growing your own fall harvest to display and DIY scarcrow for halloween!