So here we are in September. I can't believe how fast this year is going. I wasn't sure if I was going to do a Fall garden but then I came to my senses. Of course I'm doing a Fall garden!
I don't get much sun in my yard this time of year. The sun hits the front half of the beds about 11:30 and will then hide behind a tree around 2:00 until 2:45. Then sun the rest of the day. So what does one grow with so little sun? You'll see....
Photos below: Garden View
Photos Below: Bed 1 the tomatoes are just about ready to come out. The cherry tomatoes did much better than I thought they would. I'll try this method again next year...
...though I will need to pull out the snail vine that is growing on the fence. It is trying to take over the space.
Photos Below: Bed 2
The English cucumbers were slow to get started. I only picked three before these.
The baby cucumber on ther other hand grew like crazy. I will definitely grow these again. These two grew toghether.
Photos below: Bed 3
I planted 6 broccoli in the front of the bed where they will get the most sun for now.
I still have some basil growing in rows 2 and 3.
I also planted carrots and red and gold chard.
Snap peas in the back two rows and scallions in front of the peas in the same row.
Photos below: Bed 4
Bed 4 is full of lettuce and spinach.
With some volunteer garlic... I think... could be an onion in there too.
Photo below: Spinach
The only pest problem I'm having right now is squirrels and moles. The mole(s) have found their way into the bed 3 and 4 even though we lined them with chicken wire. The squirrels are planting peanuts for me.
Photo Below: The spaghetti squash is ready for picking. They should bring me up and over the 100 pound mark for this years harvet. Not bad for my first year.
Photo Below: Fall raspberries. They are so much sweeter than the spring raspberries.
Photo Below: Pumpkin on a stick is ready to pick. I will cut the stems at ground level and pull all the leaves off and place them in a vase. They will look nice on the fireplace.
Photo Below: Still getting some strawberries.
Photo Below: The strawberry bed is doing well. I placed some of the runners in small containers to root.
Photo Below: I planted some more pole beans in this little area late in the summer. I'll get a handful of beans before it starts geting too cold.
Photo Below: I have lots of spiders decorating my backyard for Halloween. This guy being the biggest one we have seen so far.
Happy Fall Gardening!