Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – Week 43 of 52
I snapped a few photos of our garden this morning and thought I’d share them with you. The fava beans I planted about a month ago are about 6 inches tall now and looking really healthy. I planted the fava beans as a cover crop to give the soil in this bed a boost next spring.
If you squint real hard you can also see tiny bits of green in the front garden box. Those are our winter carrots. I’ve never tried to grow carrots for a winter harvest before but I hear it lot’s of people do it so I figured I’d give it a try.
Our rainbow Swiss chard and kale tree we planted this spring are also doing well.
Remember that lasagna garden I started last week? Well the leaves are falling faster than I get rake them up. I’ve been piling them into the garden space every few days but I need to mark the area off this week so I don’t end up with all the ingredients in the center. Do you think I should do squares, or rows? I can’t decide.
I’m proud to announce the greenhouse clean up is finally done. It took me two days to scrub all the windows and rearrange the pots. Now all that’s left to do is get the lettuce seedlings planted in the stock tanks and purchase a small fan and stick it out there so I can get some good air circulation going on. Then, the winter greenhouse garden will be up and running.
Over the weekend we put the baby chicks in with the hens. So far so good. I’ll write more about this later this week. 🙂
And last but not least, check out the giant maple tree in front of the raspberry patch. Isn’t it gorgeous? I don’t know about you, but I LOVE, LOVE LOVE fall.
Peace Out Girl Scouts I’m off to go make some cocoa.
Have a great Sunday,
This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my online boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.
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