It’s Fall and I’m still harvesting lots and lots of edibles.  It becomes salad season again and time for eating root crops and putting chopped green tomatoes into every soup or chili.  I still have many carrots, beets, and squash yet to harvest.  Many of these items grew all summer long.  Some of it I planted in early to mid August.  I don’t have much land, but I use it all thoroughly for growing food and I keep up with it…pruning away leafy powder mildew and pulling out dead vines to allow nutrients and sun to get to other things.  Spending about 20-30 minutes each day on average is enough time to keep up with it and get some exercise.

Thankfully I haven’t had to pay for watering them in two months, because it has been raining off and on.  And luckily we’ve had many sunny days as well.  Also, since I don’t have nice rows, everything is growing wild, I have to get down low and search for all edibles carefully.  I do alot of seed sprinkling throughout the year, and whatever grows, grows.  I also let my little son help, which means some things are planted too close together or in random spots.  So it does take some time to find everything, but it’s fun to look around and I always find way more than I expect!  Check out what I found this afternoon:

turnip, zucchini, green tomatoes, arugula, chard, green beans, kale, chives, oregano, parsley

butternut
Butternut Squash
The front yarden.

The front yarden.

chinese lantern

Chinese Lantern

cabbage

cabbage

Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash

acorn squash

acorn squash

dahlias and chinese lanterns

dahlias and chinese lanterns

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums