Friday, October 14, 2011
Last of the 2011 Garden
It was a rather wet, rainy, and overall dreary mid-October day but I trudged down to the garden to see what I had in store. Since tearing my calf muscle, trips up and down the back stairs to the garden have been infrequent (though I'm healing just fine).
It's kind of a mess down there, no weeding has been done and I could tell far too much was left on the vine longer than it should've been. But just like in Jurassic Park, nature will find a way, and there was all kinds of good stuff waiting. Nothing like the photo above to remind you why you garden in the first place.
I'm trying something new this year. I had mentioned it earlier but here are the first pics of the winter crop; broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I don't know if its the same rabbits who ate my strawberries eating these, or the leaves just fell off, but I'm not holding my breath to see how they'll turn out. Hopefully they too will find a way, we'll see.
Finally are those dang mutated, illegally-smuggled squash plants. These four are the last of their kind, most of the others were given away. I stuck my foot in there for scale.
Well, as the title suggests, this is probably the last of the garden posting this year. This could change depending on the winter stuff, but the days grow short and the night cold so juicy tomatoes and peppers are coming to an end.