I know that I said my last “In the Garden” post would probably be my last one for the year, but as I was outside this morning, I noticed there is still quite a bit growing. Along with a very warm spring and summer, our fall seems to be very mild too and has extended the growing season this year. As you can see in the photo above, my hubby has started removing the extra garden beds. He spread the dirt from them around to help even out our hilly back yard and then we will sow some grass seed to blend it back into the yard again.
There is still a short row of beets…
…and several carrots.
Not a very exciting picture, but we planted several cloves of garlic the other day. The wire mesh is to help discourage the neighborhood cats that like to visit my garden beds.
The tomatoes are not as pretty as earlier in the season, but they are still producing, thanks to being planted in the hoop house.
I was about to pull the zinnias out the other day, but I noticed several new blooms on them, so they can stay for now.
Now for a few photos of some self-seeded plants that are popping up in my garden. Lobelia is pictured above…I have no idea how it ended up here.
Quite a few marigolds have been popping up here and there, which adds some nice color this fall.
I was surprised to come across a chamomile in one of the beds, as I have not had a chamomile plant for a few years.
The last of the golden raspberries are clinging on the bushes.
Just a few apples are left on our tree, not very pretty, but they taste good. So, I guess we will have to wait and see how much longer everything will hang around for, I am sure frosty weather will be here sooner than later.