Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Potager ~ Fall Crop

Last February, in this post
I talked about creating a Potager (French Kitchen Garden) here at my new home.

Then in May in this post I showed you the beginning of the garden.

In this post in July I showed you veggies growing.

Well, now it is September.  Most of the summer veggies have been cleaned out of the garden and new fall crops have been planted.

The Garden Today.
The peas are starting to blossom.
The lettuce is starting to come up.
The green beans just perfect for picking for tonight's supper.
The broccoli is growing - no heads yet.
And the radishes are almost ready to start pulling!
We are going to enjoy this Potager a few more months, I think before the first frost.

Welcome Home,
Penny

37 comments:

  1. And is that rosemary over there in the corner? I adore rosemary, especially since finding Ree's Crash Pototo recipe. Hmmmm...

    Blessed you to have several more months of a growing season before frost. I'm worried about frost tonight!

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  2. Love your fall garden. We pulled out tomato's today. Poor things were so withered even though we've been watering. The peppers are still hanging in there. Since we go to Florida the end of October I don't plant anything but will love following your gardens progress. Have a great day.

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  3. Hi Penny, love your potager.. I have a potager too and also have planted at the moment peas, lettuce, broadbeans, brocolli, etc etc.. I love working in my veggie patch and find it so rewarding. I always say there is nothing like home grown! Have fun with the remainder of the season..take care, Maryann

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  4. Everything so neat and tidy - it all looks lovely! I'll bet you had a great summer of eating from those tidy beds.

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  5. Your garden looks beautiful Penny. I love your new hair color, you look gorgeous!! Let's have a salad.

    Karen

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  6. Penny, that is so nice to be able to just go outside and pick fresh veggies.

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  7. What an amazing potager, Penny. You have quite the green thumb:-)

    Rhonda

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  8. I admire your garden so much!
    Lots of work, and it takes talent
    too! Thank you for sharing!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  9. I have not heard the use of that word..potager..but it sure looks lovely...so glad it worked out so good for you! Come say hi :D

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  10. Penny, What a great Fall garden. It has been so hot here and we are under water restrictions so everything is dying. We pulled up our tomato and pepper plants yesterday. Love your garden.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  11. Hi Penny! Oh, your fall garden looks great and I know you're enjoying your havest! You've been so busy with your changes to your home, your decorating and your gardening! :)
    You're an amazing little one! :)
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  12. Hi Penny! Oh, your fall garden looks great and I know you're enjoying your havest! You've been so busy with your changes to your home, your decorating and your gardening! :)
    You're an amazing little one! :)
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  13. Hi Penny
    Look at your veggies...growing again? Oh my. That is so different from here. Ours are finishing up with the squash and pumpkins and we wouldn't have lovely veggies coming up again.
    Beautiful pictures...and sunshine.
    Hope you've had a great day...
    Judi

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  14. Your potager is tres belle Penny. I especially like the green beans, oops, I mean haricot verts. Everything looks so neat and orderly.
    Sam

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  15. A few more months? When do you get frost? It looks so pretty, don't you just love raised beds? They are so much easier to keep weeded and they define the garden area so nicely.

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  16. So glad you stopped by to say 'Hello.' The lake is Lake Burton in Rabun county. My parents live there, and especially during the summer we visit as often as we can:-)

    Rhonda

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  17. Your fall potager is lovely. You may have a very mild fall and your garden will keep on thriving. There is just nothing like fresh veggies from our own gardens. Enjoy your bounty!

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  18. I've so enjoyed watching the evolution of your Potager this summer ! How blessed you are to have the sun and soil for a garden !


    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  19. Penny, it's nice to have fresh veggies right from your garden, but I know how much work is involved. I admire your energy! Enjoy the last of the season.
    ~ Sarah

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  20. Beautiful potager Penny. We so love our delicious harvest too. Mimi

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  21. I envy your kitchen garden~ I'm afraid growing some tomatoes & some herbs in a pot is the extent of my gardening efforts :-) I hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor, I would think the deer would find those tender little shoots irrestible!

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  22. You've had a wonderful first year in your potager. A fresh salad sounds delicious.

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  23. You are ahead of us in the garden. DH is busy cleaning up the summer things and will put in his winter garden soon. It is always fun to look forward to the new crop isn't it? Must remind him about radishes.

    Darla

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  24. Penny! I love your garden! I didn't know that was what potager meant but I am going to use it too!

    We just planted our fall veggies, too and I need to get out and harvest some herbs. I think we are going to try to dry some this year!

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  25. Wow! That is amazing.... how wonderful Penny! What a great garden and one that will reward you over and over again, I'm sure. Cool beans!


    xo,
    Kim

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  26. Your raised beds look wonderful Penny.
    DH has only one an it still is producing his hot peppers.
    We are so very dry here in this part of VA. Crops did not do well at all.
    Even the cotton looks bad.
    Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
    Lola

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  27. It's so nice that you can rotate your crops in your garden and have a fall selection thriving, Penny. There is nothing like fresh veggies!

    It is getting nippy here and except for some of my herbs almost everything is past prime.

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  28. I've never seen anyone so busy as you, my sweet friend. Your new home looks magnificent, your lawn and plantings look wonderful, your kitchen garden is amazing. Whew...you just wear this olden gal out. !! :))

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  29. Your fall garden is looking good! All of our larger tomatoes are just now becoming ripe...peppers all coming in too! Love this time of year now that the horrific heat has diminished!~Hugs, Patti

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  30. Love you garden and love your new header!!!! How do you do that?! As you can tell I have been playing around with mine but I'm still not in love. Any help would be wonderful!!!!

    Thank you!
    Jennifer

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  31. Wonderful, Penny! I love your garden.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  32. I'm wondering how you keep the deer/rabbits out of your garden! I have given up--they even get the tulips from my yard, and the rhodies in the wintertime! My dad used to grow delicious tomatoes. There is nothing quite like one fresh from the vine and still warm from the sun! Linda

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  33. What kind of lumber did you use to make your raised beds? That is definitely on our schedule but we can't decide on wood, height, etc. Your garden looks fantastic.
    Nancy

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  34. I didn't walk out and look at your gardens in person last week, but they sure look beautiful in the pictures! You will have some good things to eat soon. Love & blessings from NC!

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  35. Your Fall garden is wonderful!! I can't wait to see it next month!

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  36. what a wonderful kitchen garden! i see the Potager sign is still doing well, it looks the same as it did a few years ago when I sent it to you!

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  37. You've inspired me to get out and clean up the last things from the summer garden and to get busy with some fall crops. Our weather has cooled - and now it's raining - good time for new things. Think I'll wait a day or two until it stops raining!
    ~Adrienne~

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