Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Garden

It's looking a bit dreary out these days. The season is coming to an end and now it's just a matter of waiting for everything to die back so I can chuck it in the compost. I think it was pretty much the height of summer the last time I took progression pictures.

Anyway here's the summer shot.
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Now you can see the tomatoes have been pulled along with all the peppers.  The fall season cabbage is peaking their little heads up over the side of the beds now.  I don't think I planted the red cabbage soon enough as it still hasn't grown much or even attempted to form a good head.
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Again the summer shot:
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You can see the marigolds are even more vibrant now and aren't minding the cold one bit.  The pole beans on the other hand are done.  I need to pull them but just haven't gotten around to it.  The kale and lettuce (to the left) are doing well.  Actually the lettuce was much nicer this fall as I didn't have nearly the slug issues I did this spring.
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The summer picture:
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Now: Those towering parsley flowers are all gone now and the asparagus is turning a lovely golden color in preparation for a long winter's nap.  I have a few weeds I need to pull out of that bed - grrr.  On a happier note you can see where the little shoots of garlic are coming up on the front left.  And tragedy has struck once again.  When I was inside I heard a loud CRASH just out my window.  I went to see what was going on and there were crows all over the back yard perched in various places all squawking as loud as they could.  They'd somehow managed to break the glass on the cold frame.  Bah!  I still haven't replaced it.  I wonder if I should use a clear plastic?  At the rate we're going I can't afford to replace the glass twice a year.
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The summer shot
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Now:  All the cucumbers, corn and squash are long done now.  I didn't plant any fall or winter crops in this bed.  The only thing left is the morning glory vine on the fence.  Once it dies back I'll throw it into the compost too.  The tomato cages are just hanging out there for the winter.  Not sure where all of next years crops will go.  I'll plan that out after the holidays.
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The summer shot:
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Now:  The funny thing is, this got even crazier before it mostly died back.  I'm going to have to prop up the daliahs better next year as they completely smothered out the sage and thyme.
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The pretty fall colors of the blueberries
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The compost heap that's heaped high! Next spring when it starts to warm up I'll move it all to the center bin, add some cottonseed meal, water and give it a good toss. (And look for my thermometer which I accidentally buried under all the foliage.  Ooops!)
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And a picture of the peach tree that I planted yesterday.
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4 comments:

Engineeredgarden said...

You buried your thermometer? That sounds like something I would do....Oh, how I love seeing cole veggies in the garden..They're my favorite - by appearance of course.

Liisa said...

Glad to see you posting again.
Can't wait to see what you are going to plant in the bed with the peach tree. It's a very nice area you created this summer.

Stefaneener said...

That's a lot of change. The marigolds are amazing, as are the crows! Do you have Freecycle? I can often get glass that way. If you didn't mind replacing it. What do you think they were doing?

Good luck with the compost thermometer. That absolutely seems like something I'd do.

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