Saturday, November 13, 2010

Veggies

 Fall is here so I though I would show you all what I have in the garden. I wish I had about ten times the amount that I have planted but maybe next year I will have more garden space...and what I mean by space is more raised beds with decent dirt!

Here are some nice sized green tomatoes! We had two nights of near misses with the temps dipping down to 33*! It warmed back up some so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will get some red ones! If not, everyone will be getting green tomato relish for Christmas!





  This is tarragon blooming! I tell you, if this herb will grow in this flower bed it will grow anywhere! I have had very few things grow well in this patch of gumbo! I also think the lawn was heavily weed and feeded  before we bought the place,the first couple of years I really had trouble establishing  flowerbeds.



Under the tomatoes in this bed I have some cabbages.Once we have frost the tomatoes will be gone and the cabbages will have this bed all to themselves! I did the same out in the garden,I planted my cabbages between the tomatoes to protect them from our harsh sun and I didn't loose one single cabbage this Fall!


Here are some turnips, we raise them mostly for their green tops. Nothing like a big ole mess of turnip greens and a pan of cornbread! That is a southern comfort!

 
Carrots...I wish I had a lot more planted! This is the first time I have had any success with them. I think it is because they are in one of the raised beds!





 The parsnips came up great this year too, both in the regular garden and the raised bed!


 This is a baby white kohlrabi...I really like these strange veggies and have  a lot of them planted around in different places!

 Here are some leeks and beets! The beets need thinning. I can grow leeks really well but have trouble with regular onions. Well, I can  grow the bunching onions but I can never, for some reason, grow a decent bulb onion! That's OK, leeks do just fine as a substitute for me!


These are collard greens...this is the first year I have grown them  and they seem to be doing great!


 Chives! Oh  how we love our chives around here! The Boy will hardly eat mashed potatoes with out chives in them! I absolutely  have to have them in my eggs in the mornings!





 This is some oregano,it has really taken off in the cooler weather! I need to get some in the dehydrator soon...


 I still have bell peppers and jalapenos making like crazy too!  I am already thinking about spring seeds and what I want to plant next year!  It is a sickness, I tell you all, this gardening fever!   So....what are you growing this fall?

22 comments:

Nekkid Chicken said...

So cool, we have only one small garden bed. Next year we will be quadrupling the amount of garden beds as I grow more confident in growing. Your vegs look wonderful. :O)

Verde Farm said...

Your fall garden is wonderful. I love chives too. You can't beat them and they are so pretty in the spring too...love the cottage look of chives blooming. I never heard of a kholrabi, is it a root or what it is like?
Smart idea with the cabbage under the tomatoes.
Amy

Sharon said...

What am I growing this fall? Old.

Teresa said...

Snow. Everything here is dead or dying. About a hundred miles from here, they had over a foot of snow. Thankfully, we just had two inches of rain, but it is beyond our growing season.

Melodie said...

Amy,
kohlrabi form an above ground..bulb I guess would be the best way to describe it and it taste kind of like cabbage!

texwisgirl said...

Oh I LOVE kohlrabi!!! We always grew it in Wisconsin. It was one of the first things we could harvest from the garden (along w/ radishes and lettuce) and we'd peel it and eat it raw with a bit of salt. YUM! Not many folks know what it is in Texas. :) I'd describe it as a cross between cabbage and turnip. Kind of like jicama. Some folks cook it in soups, but I love it raw.

I know what you mean about the gumbo soil not growing anything well. In a former place, I tried to grow carrots in some flower beds (that were not very deep). They couldn't grow down as the ground was too hard. You did a great job growing all this without a bigger garden plot!

Foothills Poultry said...

Another name for Kohlrabi is the Cabbage Turnip. Dad had alot of those planted. I saw him several times walking around with one, slicing, and eating as he went. I never to try one.

Our garden is gone. The last 2 dozen green tomatoes were put up on a dark shelf, not touching, to slowly rippen. If they were far enough along when picked this works fairly well.

~~Matt~~

Pricilla said...

The tarragon is beautiful. I love turnips!

the wild magnolia said...

My garden grows in other blog gardens. That is how I garden. :)

Your garden is fabulous, I think you are having great success!

Turnips, collard greens, leeks, carrots, everything is gorgeous.

Now I would cook the turnip root too! They are wonderful diced and eaten raw munchies, at least I like them.

Cornbread and greens, you are right, southern comfort.

Blessings and happy Sunday!

Jabacue said...

Melodie, you have quite the 'green thumb'! Lots of things to harvest. I've never tried carrots. I hear they need a sandy soil. Is that right? Great post. Lots to see.
Jim

Melodie said...

Jabacue,
Thanks! Yes, they do need a loose soil,that is why I have never had any success with them here until I got some raised beds going!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Everything looks so green and yummy!

LindaG said...

Your garden looks great to me! :)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

it looks dry and fine over there...I am very pissed that it has been incredibly wet here...most of my allotments have all but been swamped

Lin said...

I don't do many veggies anymore. I throw in a few herbs here and there, but I'm pretty much low maintenance--only perennials now. And I've also run out of yard space. I'll just have to live vicariously through you! :)

wayside wanderer said...

All I seem to grow well are weeds. Well, and perennials which I guess some we could eat. Your garden grows so well! I am trying not to be jealous.

Texan said...

Everything looks great girly! I am crossing my fingers for you on your tomatoes! They are so big. I so hope they get to ripen for you! Mine were just to far behind and I know I will not see tomatoes this time... but thats okay I am ready to hit the dirt running on the spring garden! I am really excited to see how it does this year!! I hear on growing a decent bulb onion, will try again this spring lol but so far mine havent made good either...

Feral Female said...

Your fall garden looks great!!

goatmilker said...

Wow this all looks great. The labor is all worth it when you harvest and get to eat this wonerful stuff. Have a good night. Rebekah

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous garden! We are planning on some more raised beds next Spring. They really do make a difference in the soil quality, I think. :)

Chambray Blue said...

Wow, you are busy! Lots of great stuff!! And it all looks oh-so-good!

polly's path said...

everything looks great!!!! I was thinking the same about my green tomatoes. I am thinking I would rather pick them green and make some relish than lose them to frost which i am sure is coming soon. Today we are in the mid 80s, but who knows by next week...