While the rest of the blogging world appears to be preparing their gardens for winter and snow, we’re coming into my favorite season for gardening.
We have about a dozen Cara Cara oranges – at lease that’s the variety that the older man on the side of the road said they were, we’ll soon find out. The skin on this one is interesting. I have no idea how or why it’s like that, but it’s kind of cool.
Our lemon tree is full of lemons and they’re turning yellow. We seriously need to prune the tree this year. It’s just so hard for me to know when exactly to prune since they start flowering before we’ve taken all the fruit off.
Yes, this is the kale that has now been growing for eleven months! I planted a few fall tomatoes in the bed to keep them company until they go to seed. And that’s a big jungle of cherry tomatoes behind them.
Not quite all of our carrots came up so I planted some more seeds this past weekend. Seedlings are tricky here for the fall garden. Even with lots of water, its hot enough that either seeds don’t germinate or the little seedlings get burned up. So I just keep re-sowing and eventually I have a nice bed of veggies.
My lettuce is doing really good. This is the second planting. After the first planing I saw a few of the hens taking a dust bath in the bed (sigh).
My basil is blooming for the second time. I’ve been scattering the seeds around the outside of the hen house and run. I’ve read they chickens don’t eat basil and it would be nice to have some beautiful plants and flowers over there.
These are my fall planting of potatoes. I had some potatoes growing in the kitchen so I decided to go ahead and plant them. I need to put some straw or leaves on them before they flower.