When Mom is away, the garden will play…

Errrr, grow? And grow it did!  For all the garden abuse that I’ve dished out this September, my gardens have forgiven my transgressions and are loving me/us back never the less.  After a short (but very recharging) vacation, I came back to find these lovely surprises in my garden, some of which are new (and SUPER exciting) to us.

Giant okra, red peppers, green pineapple tomatoes and some new treats: Asparagus Yardlong beans, Snow peas and a Fire & Ice radish.

Giant okra, red peppers, green pineapple tomatoes and some new treats: Asparagus Yardlong beans, Snow peas and a Fire & Ice radish.

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Garden Update 10/7/14

I realized as we did the first of our fall seeding this past weekend, that flowers and visible fruiting were going to be at a minimum in a fall/winter garden.  So I’m reworking my categories to keep you up to date on the activities in the garden.

NEW BEGINNINGS:

1) red beet 2) chioggia beet 3) golden beet 4) purple carrots 5) neon swiss chard 6) fire and ice radish 7) watermelon radish

1) red beet  2) chioggia beet  3) golden beet  4) purple carrots  5) neon swiss chard  6) fire & ice radish  7) watermelon radish

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Labor of love this Labor Day weekend

I hope if you are stateside, that you got to enjoy a lovely and long Labor Day weekend.  We spent a significant portion of our weekend getting our first round of fall crops into the ground.  Here in the South, you’ve got to learn to love to sweat in order to have any gardening success I think.  Even in the early mornings in Atlanta, the humidity at the very least is heavy enough you could cut it with a knife.  Thusly, our Lovingly Grown garden is absolutely a labor of love in order to have us keep plugging along at it.

Here is a glimpse of what is currently planted in our garden (and when we planted it):

Bed 1: red beets, chioggia beets, golden beets, watermelon radishes, fire and ice radishes, parsnips, neon lights swiss chard, red russian kale, broccoli, rainbow carrots, purple dragon carrots, pumpkins, asparagus beans, and some leftover haricot verts.

Bed 1: red beets, chioggia beets, golden beets, watermelon radishes, fire and ice radishes, parsnips, neon lights swiss chard, red russian kale, broccoli, rainbow carrots, purple dragon carrots, pumpkins, asparagus beans, and some leftover haricot verts.

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