Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Garden Update: October 2013

Ahhhh, the October garden, the perfect example of the cycle of death, renewal, and growth.

In the beginning of the month, all our pepper plants were still lush and fruitful; our tomato plants blossoming. But then a cold spell hit about a week ago and we had to hastily harvest all our remaining peppers and tomatoes. We also pulled up a majority of our herbs and flowers that did not look like they'd survive the cold.

But we also planted new seeds for carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, and a variety of cold-tolerant vegetables.

pink beauty radishes
scarlet turnips
red choi

The October garden also surprised us with a round of peaches. We never thought we would have peaches, so we were super excited with our discovery.

We harvested carrots,

and also got to eat more strawberries off our everbearing and wild alpine soul plants.

Zach and I are planning to build a cold frame for our raised bed this week, so hopefully we can have a semi-active garden through the colder months ahead!

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