I just wanted to share a few scenes of new and mature plantings in my fall garden. In early and mid-September I seeded three 4 by 10 foot beds with greens for late fall and early winter - Asian greens (I mixed my own favorites in a seed pack and sowed thickly), spinach and more.. As well, you can see that the cold frames are filling up quickly. Just a few weeks ago, they were rather empty. Amazing what the waning autumn sunshine and moisture can do.
|I love nasturtiums and I love that they're still going strong!|
|Just look at the sparkly dew.. these flowers just|
glow in the morning light.
|The leaves also have a nice layer of dew. Soon,|
they'll be wilted with frost. boo.
|One of my custom mixes - 4 weeks old now.|
Mustards, lettuces and mizuna - gorgeous
colours and leaf textures.
|Another bed - see the spiky green leaves of|
mizuna in the middle of the bed?
|A close up of the mustards and mizuna.|
|One of my mature dinosaur kales. Doesn't|
it look like a palm tree?
|Gotta get those seedlings in the frames!|
But where to find more room..? Maybe I
need another frame? :)
|Warm season nasturtiums meet cold season kale.|
|Mature red russian kale is kissed with autumn|
|A fresh planting of baby red russian kale|
seeded in late August. Plants are super
tender and about 8 to 12 inches tall.
|Um.. even more dew!!|
|A giant Kossak kohlrabi - 9 inches across..|
got this massive variety at Halifax Seed
this past spring. Very tasty and they hold
in the garden for a very long time.
|I didn't adjust this colour.. it really is electric red. Just|
a dozen or so zinnia blooms left. From my Renees Garden
seed - and each bloom is 5 inches across. I'll miss these!
|Dinosaur kale - this guy went a bit curled..|
See the dew? :)
|One more dinosaur kale - my absolute|
favourite. Sliver up the leaves, sautee
with some onions, add a handful of feta
and top a pizza. Drool!