Stroll Through my Garden


I’ve got some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is our summer garden is finally on its way out, and the good news is the fall garden is coming along nicely! Some more experienced gardeners may laugh at our little plot of land, but we’re pleased as punch with what we got out of it this year, and can’t wait to plant another new one next year! I took some pictures this afternoon.
Two of our tomato plants tipped over sometime last night. We really haven’t gotten too many off these plants yet (notice all the green ones!) so we are pretty bummed. When Mr. Money gets home from work, I’m going to have him go see if he can rescue them. By the way, these came up all by themselves and I transplanted them here. Can’t beat that!
Something is getting my beans. 🙁 I planted these in August and they have been producing like crazy! We’ve been freezing them every chance we get, and man are they yummy! I looked today and there were little lady bug looking bugs on them and I found one yellow fuzzy worm-type thing. Gross!!

PhotobucketThere are strawberries and peas in this bed. The strawberries were planted this spring and didn’t produce anything all year. Maybe in the spring? The peas are doing quite well!

Photobucket Raspberries are taking over! I’m going to try to dry the leaves in my dehydrator. They are good for making red raspberry leaf tea, which is very good for women.

PhotobucketThe herb garden with sage, basil, and parsley. I should dry some of these too. I have enough sage to scare away all the spirits in the entire state!

PhotobucketThis is my “fall garden”. There are turnips, beets, collard greens, swiss chard, rainbow chard, kale, and spinach. These are tested to withstand (ha!) cold temperatures. Grow along, little veggies!

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5 thoughts on “Stroll Through my Garden

  1. Mrs. Accountability says:

    The ladybug looking thing sounds like a lady bug larvae. Did it look like this: If so, you’ll have adult lady bugs soon. Oh my gosh! Your Swiss Chard looks so delicious!! You could pick a ton already, my mouth is watering. It is barely time to plant seeds for our fall garden and I have little babies that came up from the seeds I planted last week. I planted more on Sunday. I am so envious of your green beans. My tomatoes got the Yellow Leaf Curl Tomato Virus, it is caused by the whitefly and it also infected my green beans and they never grew past three inches tall. Boohoo. I have not had much luck with green beans. Too bad you don’t have a couple chickens, they would love the bugs. Do you have any lettuce planted? It will be time to plant peas around the middle of October, I always plant Sweet Pea flowers, I love the old fashioned variety for their scent. BTW, your garden is just perfect for the two of you! Any more and you’d probably have way too much, so I think your little plot of land is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your photos!! I will put up some photos in a couple months because my garden is pretty much a dried out desert right now, lol.


    Mrs Money Reply:

    I googled it and it is a Mexican bean beetle!! GROSS! I wish it was lady bugs. I am so scared of bugs; Yuck! You should come over and I’ll share. I am totally telling my husband about your chickens comment! I am dying to get them and he doesn’t want them. I’m trying to talk him into them!


  2. Miss M says:

    We’re in the transition phase as well, the tomatoes are still going but not very strongly now and the peppers and black beauty eggplant are still strong. The rest has already been pulled and we’ve started brocolli, cauliflower and chard in pots to transplant later. Mr M is determined to do a year round garden since we have the climate for it, I rather enjoy the lazy days of winter but oh well. It’s better for us and cheaper I suppose. Hope your pest problems go away, I hate the little buggers.


    Mrs Money Reply:

    Wow! You guys are lucky you can have a year round garden. I am so sad about the beans but it seems like I’ve had lots of problems with bugs this year!


  3. cavewoman says:

    I have garden envy! What a lovely garden. My space is very modest, but it is coming along. I planted two types of lettuce, a few butternut squash, and a few strawberries. We’ll see how it goes. Blessings to you and your garden!


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