Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Harvest

This year I am determined to be harvesting something from the garden all year long. We rarely ever get a freeze where I live so winters are mild. Our long hot summer kept the garden quiet but at the end of august I planted more seeds to see what would give me a late harvest.

Basil and cucumbers have taken off. I have been picking a few cucumbers per week this month.

I planted some fall crops. Mostly greens and lettuces.


Half the garden is now planted with new seedlings and the other half is left with more mature plants still producing.


Bell peppers seem to finally take off in the fall here.


We love cukes here and even eat them in sandiches. You can see how we enjoy them here.


First year I grew celery and it has taken a while to mature but now I can snip off stalks as I need them.
Those are also the green onions I grew from market cuttings. Worked great. Snipped as needed and haven't bought any all summer.


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23 comments:

Kerin said...

How great it is that you are still able to garden!
Love all that wonderful produce that you are able to grow for your family

Smiles :)
K.

deb said...

wow that is so amazing, the bell pepper is beautiful...so jealous!!!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Fresh veggies look so good - the perks of California living :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, looks great! So jealous that you can garden year round! Here in MO we can have pretty bad winters.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a concept - having a garden in the 'winter.' Lucky you! We're just cleaning ours out cuz it will soon be covered in a foot of snow. :-)

Enjoy that basil and those cucumbers. YUM

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

There's nothing better then fresh from the garden. And having it come from your own is even better. Lucky you to have the milder temps to enjoy a garden all year long. Great post!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, fresh veggies ... looks so yummy. i wish i lived in your neck of the woods for that reason. we are having 77 degree temps here today ... but i'm sure the 40's will be back tonight. brr!! amazing how to changes so quickly. (:

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful organic produce for your family....fresh eggs...doesn't get any better. xo

Merlesworld said...

Garden is looking good nothing better than home grown stuff.
Merle.....

Cozy Little House said...

Good for you, Elaine! With the cost of food/produce, you'll be ahead of the game.
Brenda

Kris said...

Good for you! The only thing I have in my garden boxes now are chickens dust bathing!!!
xo Kris

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

How wonderful it is for you to have fresh herbs and vegetables year round. We will have our herbs until it gets too cold, and Dad is growing lettuce in his "secret garden" in the fall. That's all the fall gardening we do.

Renae said...

gorgeous produce especially the green pepper photo! It all looks so yummie and fun.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Sure would be nice to have fresh garden produce here up north. No fall gardening at all.

priscilla said...

Thats great you are still picking ! Our cucumbers did not do well this year ! Enjoy your garden !

Linda said...

Your garden looks great! We pulled out most of the garden before we left...we will be gone to long...but I hope to come back to all the peppers doing well. We had tons of cucumbers this year too...the Armenian ones did the best this year. Have a great day!!

Melanie said...

Sigh...those garden pictures look so lovely! My garden has long been put to rest. Enjoy!

Jill said...

Your garden looks great and what a blessing they can be! Have a great week.

Blessings,
Jill

martinealison said...

De jolis concombres... et hum le basilic!...
J'aime votre petit jardin.
gros bisous

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elaine,
Here you are gardening and still picking fresh sweet cucumbers and here I am seeing morning dustings of snow. What a contrast! The mountains peaks are once again snowcapped.
So glad you are still enjoying the fruit of your labors, my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

We haven't planted any fall veggies. Still have tomatoes coming on the vine. But that's it.
I should probably go through my seeds in the fridge and see what I have---we're still getting mild temps, rain and sunshine.
Don't know what to expect this winter here. I was thinking it will be colder than billy-hades...but am thinking now, mild.

We'll see.
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your garden is fabulous. Just now getting ours under way. Only lettuce so far, but soon a whole ton of things. Hugs, marty

Sherry said...

How wonderful you can garden all year! Thank you for sharing at HSH!
Sherry

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