Garden update, planting my birthday tree and fall is beautiful

What is going on in the garden? Finally found some time to plant the tree I got for my birthday. Lots of colors and fruits in the fall.

I got a Kiri climate tree for my birthday and I had a hard time deciding where to plant it. Finally I made up my mind and planted it in a bed that needed some work anyway. With cleaning this bed I found some marigolds I replanted here.

Going trough the garden, there is still a lot going on. We did not have a night frost yet, so most of the plants are still looking good. I even found a volunteer tomato with a flower.

The leeks grew to a nice size, but the celery looks nice only when I harvest one the root is ratter small. Hopefully they will grow better next year.

The cabbages are finally forming some heads, but it is too late in the season for them to grow much anymore. On the other hand did the kale well this year. I let some broccoli flower, which are pretty.

Surprisingly the beans grow on and on. I even harvested some more, but am also leaving them for seed. From this colorful variety I have enough. The other two varieties I find taste better, so I harvested them longer. Hopefully with these the seed will ripen on time before the wetter turns.

It is amazing, but there are still strawberry’s and raspberry’s ripening. Although most strawberry’s get eaten by ants before they are fully ripe it is very nice to still be able to snack from the garden.

I was a bit late with sowing some spinach and lamb’ lettuce, but they are finally visible and growing. Before the spinach there where peas and apparently I had overseen some. New peas started to grow.

The runner strawberry’s I had planted out have settled in nicely. Also we planted some perennials in the garden beds. Hydrangea, grapes and peony. With the peony I like to pick varieties that are good for bees although I also love the once with filled flowers.

The cover crops I had sown are doing well.

The greenhouse roof is mostly cleared. I found a small zucchini although most of the plant is gone. The pumpkins are still ripening. The greenhouse roof is in need of new roofing and, shortly in the growing season, I had noticed that the tomato plants where curling over there leafs. After some research I found that this could mean that there are too much nutrients in the soil. Therefore I decided to take away the greenhouse roof and I will be growing cabbage here next year. Hopefully I will have more success with this crop then.

While strolling over the property looking for some more beautiful things to show we got accompanied by one of our cats.

I just love all of the colors to be found in the fall.

Author: beautifulchaosorg

Hi, I am Carolien and I am a Dutch woman trying to build a self sufficient homestead on concrete and rubble. Follow my husband and me on YouTube:

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