Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall In The Garden

I spent this wonderful fall afternoon in my garden.


Here in Asheville, NC the weather allows your summer garden to stretch into fall.  Late summer I planted a fall crop of yellow beans and peas.

You can see in the picture below, my yellow beans are starting to produce..teeny tiny beans.  They should be ready to harvest in a week or two.

The peas in the picture below have started flowering, but I haven't seen a pod yet.


I still have left over from the summer, cherry tomatoes...

Peppers....


Leeks and herbs...

And butternut squash.


Today was 81 degrees, which is unusually warm for here.  It should be in the low 70's in the day time.

But the evenings are getting chilly and I can see potato leek soup and roasted butternut squash dinners coming up this week!

Are you able to grow a fall garden where you live?
Welcome Home,
Penny



25 comments:

  1. I need a garden. The soups sound wonderful. Hopefully we will do a garden next year.

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  2. I love Ashville! The Grove Park, oh my! My family has a mountain home over between Waynesville and Sylva off of Highway 19/23. Well....it's not called that anymore, but I still call it that. lol

    Your garden looks divine! Getting ready to put my tomatoes in the ground!! :)

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  3. We're still harvesting the odd tomato and Brussels sprouts, but really it's all over for this year. The temperature has plummeted and we're scraping the car windows each morning.

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  4. No Penny, The garden is pretty well done right now, all wilted and sad. We picked the green tomatoes a week and a half ago to ripen inside. We haven't really had a hard frost yet, which is pretty amazing, but it's cold (57) rainy and windy today. I'm all cozy inside reading and working on a project or two:>) Have a great week, I hope your weather holds, it is glorious to have fall weather like yours!

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  5. I attempt to grow a garden but some things do better than others. I guess that's the way it goes. Your cherry tomatoes look wonderful!

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  6. Delicious Fall in your garden Penny!

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  7. No fall garden here. You have the best of both worlds it seems.

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  8. Penny, As you know, in Naples we
    can't grow anything in the Summer.
    I am so envious! Your garden looks
    lovely and still going strong!
    I also enjoyed the pictures of
    A Prairie Fairy Tale Event...what
    fun that must have been!

    Ashville looks so beautiful.

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  9. My garden is about gone here in Ohio. Picked the last green pepper last week. We were 73 here today...very windy though! Potato Leek soup and Butternut squash sounds like a wonderful Fall meal! Enjoy these dwindling days of good weather!~Hugs, Patti

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  10. Hi Penny,
    Our garden is still going strong. We're in South Carolina. We still have green beans, eggplant, okra, peppers as well as lettuce and mustard greens. The collards, cabbage, and broccoli will be ready soon. I've never grown leeks. I'll have to try them next year. Potato leek soup sounds wonderful!

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  11. You are quite a gardener! My daughter made the best roasted butternut squash and cauliflower with bits of pancetta last week.

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  12. You're so lucky to have your very own vegetable garden. It must be nice to be able to eat what you grow and know that it's pesticide free etc. Love your ideas for using some of your newly grown veggies too!

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  13. How wonderful that you are still getting veggies from your garden.

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  14. Isn't it great to be able to have a fall garden? We don't have the variety you have but DH is growing beets and a variety of greens. The kale is my favorite.

    Looking forward to some winter soups myself.

    Darla

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  15. I love fall in the garden. Hoping I can clean up my summer garden today and start planting my fall crops.
    ~Adrienne~

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  16. Yes Penny, soup days are here - love making them and would kill to have my very own leeks, my favorite, in the garden! Do you think I should cut off my two rogue butternut squash before I leave? I guess they would last in the house several weeks.

    I'll definitely send you some of those moonflower seeds for next Spring - I've made a note to remind me!

    Love Mary

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  17. I'd live in Asheville in a heartbeat! One of the prettiest places I think I've visited. You are so lucky, Penny, and your garden is gorgeous!

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  18. Your garden looks great, Penny. I can just see you cooking up a storm in your beautiful kitchen!
    Enjoy the soup, hugs, Carol

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  19. Your garden looks great, Penny. I can just see you cooking up a storm in your beautiful kitchen!
    Enjoy the soup, hugs, Carol

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  20. Your garden still looks good. I can't get over the temperature swings here. It was in the 30's this morning and in the 80's this afternoon.
    Sam

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  21. Everything still looks pretty good. I'm especially envious of the leeks. Are they hard to grow?

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  22. Penny, I love your garden photos! It was a beautiful Fall day!!

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  23. My garden has been out of commission for a few weeks now, seeing that I live in northern IL. :-( Yours looks so nice still with your array of veggies - lucky you! I would love to live in an area where I could garden year-round - or, at least, have a garden still going strong into October!

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  24. Penny, wow, you have a lot in your garden! I planted some broccoli and cauliflower this fall. Your garden looks so lovely! I have been enjoying this weather and spending most of my time outside.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. It all looks wonderful to me, Penny. Anytime we have tried to plant anything, the squirrels go "nuts". I even have a really hard time keeping them out of newly potted plants each springs.

    I would love some of those leeks. Yum!

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