My Vegetable Garden in September

How does your vegetable garden look these September days?

Here in south eastern Virginia, our first frost occurs in mid to late November and our garden usually keeps going well into October and even into November.

I love that!

So, what does our garden look like these days?

The photo above was taken a few days ago and it shows a bit of the west end of our vegetable garden. Here you can see some of the rainbow swiss chard, bush beans, okra, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, zucchini, and summer squash in the foreground. And in the far, top end of the photo, you can see (if you squint really hard and use you xray vision to see through the mulch pile with a poke forest growing on it... lol!) white potatoes, strawberries, lettuce, basil, more zucchini and summer squash, winter squash, some tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and watermelon.

On the other side of the garden (the east end -- not shown in the photo), we have our tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes, raspberries, corn, the herb gardens, and day lilies. Those are all still going strong as well... I'll have to take a photo of that side soon too.

I still plan to plant some peas, radishes, spinach, more lettuce and garlic, but otherwise, our garden is only on maintenance & harvest mode (I think... we'll see) from now until spring!

Sep 15 2013
Posted in: Vegetables

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September 19, 2013

Love this! Have you ever done a photographic overview of all of your garden (for perspective, not art)? Also, do you have any before/after pictures or have pictures showing how you have expanded over the years? Have I missed those things?

I am so jealous of your garden and strangely proud that you are doing so well as a ... well ... farmer. I am not surprised, though, that you also managed to create art out of your garden.

Your Forever Fan


September 19, 2013

Hi Myrtle :-) Great idea!

This year I did start taking more "perspective" shots of the garden, but I don't have very many from before. It's too bad, because I think it would be interesting to see how things have changed. I'll see what I can find ....

Our garden has grown tremendously from a handful of tomatoes and peppers the first year to a 100 ft x 100 ft plot that we initially thought was huge, to an ever growing, even bigger area. Our garden now is much, much larger than 100' x 100'- but I don't know the exact dimensions. I'll try to take some measurements and also some more landscape-type photos to give a better idea of it!

September 19, 2013

OK, I'm jealous... our garden is pretty much over for the year :-(


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