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Fall Harvest and a Sneak Peak at the Fall Garden

Well today I decided to take some photos of what’s been going on in my garden over the last couple of days!

A couple of tomatoes harvested! Yes, I did need to force them, but they are so tasty, I snuck a few prior to this photo….

And a couple of ears of corn… Popcorn. I hope that they matured enough to be cooperative when I try to pop them! They look like odd strawberries, but they are popcorn.

And here’s whats going on in the fall garden…

Brussel Sprouts:                               Broccoli and Spinach:


Kale and Arugula:

I am planning on covering these little guys here shortly! They are cold and sick of the wind. I am waiting on Molbaks to get different sizes of their grow guards in stock. Hopefully here shortly. I tried to get some windows today to get a cold frame going, but the pickup was an HOUR before I got there! An hour! As my dear husband said, Guess it just wasn’t meant to be!

What do you have going in your garden? Send photos! We are always looking for guests to showcase their gardens and give a different point of view! Send photos to northwestveggies @ gmail.com

Fall Garden Planning

Well, over the last couple of weeks the weather has been better than normal about the Puget Sound. This may make us think that it is just not time yet to think about the fall garden. Ah, are we mistaken! In order to have healthy seedlings by the time fall rolls around, we need to be thinking about it now. This will ensure that you have some fresh food production throughout the fall and into the early winter. Fresh lettuce in November? Who knew!

Some plants to consider for the fall garden. Lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, beets, onions, swiss chard and others.

Some things to think about when planning your fall garden is the possibility of bad weather that could kill off your fall production. Some options to protect your fall garden would include cloches, row covers, cold frames and greenhouses.  You may need to mulch heaviliy some of your crops to protect them. Have that thought in mind when planning your fall garden.

I know that I will be planting all of the above, what about you?