END OF SUMMER

Well, it’s Fall.  So happy fall folks!  Here on the urban homestead we are trying to squeeze out another round of summer crops before it gets too cold.

The late/fall summer garden is growing nicely, though with the continue roller coaster weather pattern (hot a couple days then cool) not sure how long the summer crops will last.

Actually while I was walking through the yard the other day admiring the bees the garden looked to me like an early summer garden instead of a late summer/fall one.  Normally at this time of year one needs a machete to get through the tiny paths or have to yell out looking for someone due to the towering “giant” vegetables (10 ft tomatoes and even eggplant).  But it’s not the case this year.   You can just sense something is not quite right and even the “look” of the garden is obvious that something is definitely off this year.

Very weird, very weird indeedy.

Late summer garden – tomatoes, squash, peppers, beans, eggplant.

Another view beans and tomatoes

View from the fenceline

Another view of the backyard garden with hanging tromboncino squash (left)

Front yard, view from the street

Justin picking peppers in the front

Pepper harvest!  Time for me to pickle a peck of peppers

Homegrown tomatoes- finally!

Zukes alive!  I suspect Farmer J is letting these beauties grow a little bit larger to pad the poundage?

One of my favorite fall crops. Pomegranates!

Comments(14)

  1. Michelle says:

    That’s a lot of peppers! Do you pickle all of your peppers or are you using any other storage methods for peppers?

  2. Michelle says:

    That’s a lot of peppers! Do you pickle all of your peppers or are you using any other storage methods for peppers?

  3. Andrea says:

    Here in Ohio, it seems like we’ve somehow skipped a month…the *height of summer harvest* month. We’ve still managed to put a good deal up for winter, and our fall garden is coming along nicely, so hopefully, not all is lost.

  4. Andrea says:

    Here in Ohio, it seems like we’ve somehow skipped a month…the *height of summer harvest* month. We’ve still managed to put a good deal up for winter, and our fall garden is coming along nicely, so hopefully, not all is lost.

  5. jengod says:

    Your poms are beautiful! I have a little baby tree. Maybe in a few hundred years I’ll have fruit. 🙂

  6. jengod says:

    Your poms are beautiful! I have a little baby tree. Maybe in a few hundred years I’ll have fruit. 🙂

  7. Becky L. says:

    Anais,
    Beautiful as always!!! What are those awesome looking orange flowers by your front gate???

    Thanks,
    Becky

  8. Becky L. says:

    Anais,
    Beautiful as always!!! What are those awesome looking orange flowers by your front gate???

    Thanks,
    Becky

  9. Kristi says:

    Beautiful, Just absolutely beautiful. Everything I wish my garden was! We are adding two more raised beds this weekend. My lawn liberation is coming along. We have three acres. I have chickens, and I hope to get a small dairy cow in the future. That will take care of at least two acres I believe. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  10. Kristi says:

    Beautiful, Just absolutely beautiful. Everything I wish my garden was! We are adding two more raised beds this weekend. My lawn liberation is coming along. We have three acres. I have chickens, and I hope to get a small dairy cow in the future. That will take care of at least two acres I believe. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  11. Alice says:

    Pomegranates!!!! Oh how I wish they could grow here in MT. I get one each year to eat in the fall. I so much like them. You are so lucky to be able to grow them. I had a small garden this year. We have such a short growing season here. I am canning plums now. So many folks just let them fall from the trees and rot. I hope to find more freebies.

  12. Alice says:

    Pomegranates!!!! Oh how I wish they could grow here in MT. I get one each year to eat in the fall. I so much like them. You are so lucky to be able to grow them. I had a small garden this year. We have such a short growing season here. I am canning plums now. So many folks just let them fall from the trees and rot. I hope to find more freebies.

  13. Belle says:

    Our garden wasn’t as lush this year as it’s been in previous year. I only had 11 tomatoe plants this year because in previous years that was more than we could use and I always gave so much away. This year I’ve haven’t had nearly as much. I have been feeding my family from the garden since May and we have some stuff canned, but not nearly as much as I wanted to have. On the other hand the greens are doing awesome as always so at least we are still eating well and I’ve got the winter garden started and the fall garden is picking up well with greens, lettuces, beets, carrots, and radishes. I was lucky enough to get some free apples and pears this year and they have been yummy.

  14. Belle says:

    Our garden wasn’t as lush this year as it’s been in previous year. I only had 11 tomatoe plants this year because in previous years that was more than we could use and I always gave so much away. This year I’ve haven’t had nearly as much. I have been feeding my family from the garden since May and we have some stuff canned, but not nearly as much as I wanted to have. On the other hand the greens are doing awesome as always so at least we are still eating well and I’ve got the winter garden started and the fall garden is picking up well with greens, lettuces, beets, carrots, and radishes. I was lucky enough to get some free apples and pears this year and they have been yummy.

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