|Sad, wilted eggplant|
|A few last peppers|
|Almost the last of it|
|I'm letting the rest of the beans dry up to save the seeds.|
|The squash bed is done, too.|
|I'm stilling getting a taste of summer from the watermelons.|
|I'm really surprised at how long the growing season is for beets.|
|The leeks that I propagated a couple weeks ago are doing well.|
|The lettuce, kale and swiss chard.. with a stick in the middle to keep|
the chickens from getting too comfortable there.
|Parsley has overtaken the herb garden.|
I have some hanging in the closet to dry right now.
I was shocked to see that organic garlic was $18 a pound at a local farm. It was all the more reason to plant my own. Garlic can be planted just about any time, but fall is the prime planting time. I bought 3 heads of garlic.. once each of german red, french white, and italian white.. and peeled off the large outer cloves for planting. The cloves were planted pointy side up, about 6 inches apart. I planted them Monday, and they're already starting to sprout above the soil. I plan on having a lot of garlic in the spring!
|The three cloves|
|If you're planting your own, make sure you press the cloves|
firmly into the ground, and cover with about an inch of soil.
And of course I had my little helper along for the ride. He loves playing in the garden, especially the squash bed since I let him play with the dried up squash that never grew properly. He also never passes up an opportunity to get absolutely filthy.. so it goes with little boys!
|Checking out the catch of the day.|
|When I wasn't looking he took bites out of each pepper!|