Garden of Fall
Funny, I can tell Fall is coming by a quick walk in the garden. The squashes are the main players now, and the potatoes are slowly yellowing as the onions yet grow.
The weekly pumpkin (compare to this and this and this):
Surprise wheat! I actually have a pretty good stand of this. I mulched the potatoes with straw, straw which obviously had wheat seed in it, since two large patches of my mulched potatoes are now wheat. I might even try harvesting it (or if I'm lazy it will become animal food).
Potimarron squashes are doing well. I've never tried these, but based on the description, I can't wait to roast one and make a hearty curried soup.
This was my first attempt at growing dried beans this year. These are October Beans, a Native American variety. So far, so good. They're growing well, and quite pretty. I only planted a handful since this was my first dried bean attempt, but next year I'll do more.
Look how pretty the actual beans are. I'm thinking next year I'll plant Bolitas, the variety that is native to this area.
I hope my garden updates don't bore you, but I get as much pleasure and peace from my garden, the animals, the mini-farm, as I do from my fiber pursuits. And, when you have produce to process, you don't knit/spin nearly as much!