The garden season is nearly over but it refuses to go out without a bang-as in these pumpkin colored mums located in the Sunny Perennial Border near my vegetable garden. While I was snapping some pictures for another matter I thought I'd take the time to update you on the vegetable garden this early fall 2012.
'Chocolate' eupatorium (Eupatorium rugosa) blooms in the vegetable garden proper. It self seeded itself here and I just love the pretty white blooms in the garden.
Purple hull beans planted the first of August are bearing fruit. It is a race between them and the upcoming really cold weather to see how many beans we actually can harvest. These have been fun plants to grow and my idea to sow them on 1 August was spot on.
1 August was also when I sowed pea seeds. Unfortunately pea seeds are a kind of seed that does not germinate well if they are not super fresh. I had to go and buy a bunch of pea seeds and start all over when I realized (about the end of August) that my initial sowing of peas was not going to grow. I wound up sowing three kinds of peas for a total of about 200-300 pea seeds. I think I may have gone overboard. The peas on the right are snow peas so the whole pod is edible and is normally eaten whole. The shorter peas on the left and in the middle of the bed are shelling peas. I am pleased with how well they have grown even with the late sowing. Our first freeze is not due until about the middle of November so I think these peas will be good to go until then. Frosts should not harm the pea plants but will take out the purple hull plants.
For the rest of the vegetable garden I have pretty much cleaned it up. All cucumbers and squash have been removed. Blueberries bushes were also moved. There are still a couple of tomato plants growing well in the garden but the majority of them were removed in September when they pretty much died. I also sowed carrot seeds in August and they are growing super well. I think carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to grow....
in the garden....
How goes your vegetable garden?
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