Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Potager ~ Fall Crop

Last February, in this post
I talked about creating a Potager (French Kitchen Garden) here at my new home.

Then in May in this post I showed you the beginning of the garden.

In this post in July I showed you veggies growing.

Well, now it is September.  Most of the summer veggies have been cleaned out of the garden and new fall crops have been planted.

The Garden Today.
The peas are starting to blossom.
The lettuce is starting to come up.
The green beans just perfect for picking for tonight's supper.
The broccoli is growing - no heads yet.
And the radishes are almost ready to start pulling!
We are going to enjoy this Potager a few more months, I think before the first frost.

Welcome Home,
Penny

37 comments:

Vee said...

And is that rosemary over there in the corner? I adore rosemary, especially since finding Ree's Crash Pototo recipe. Hmmmm...

Blessed you to have several more months of a growing season before frost. I'm worried about frost tonight!

Donnie said...

Love your fall garden. We pulled out tomato's today. Poor things were so withered even though we've been watering. The peppers are still hanging in there. Since we go to Florida the end of October I don't plant anything but will love following your gardens progress. Have a great day.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, love your potager.. I have a potager too and also have planted at the moment peas, lettuce, broadbeans, brocolli, etc etc.. I love working in my veggie patch and find it so rewarding. I always say there is nothing like home grown! Have fun with the remainder of the season..take care, Maryann

Pondside said...

Everything so neat and tidy - it all looks lovely! I'll bet you had a great summer of eating from those tidy beds.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your garden looks beautiful Penny. I love your new hair color, you look gorgeous!! Let's have a salad.

Karen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, that is so nice to be able to just go outside and pick fresh veggies.

FarmHouse Style said...

What an amazing potager, Penny. You have quite the green thumb:-)

Rhonda

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I admire your garden so much!
Lots of work, and it takes talent
too! Thank you for sharing!

Jane
Flora Doora

Julie Harward said...

I have not heard the use of that word..potager..but it sure looks lovely...so glad it worked out so good for you! Come say hi :D

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, What a great Fall garden. It has been so hot here and we are under water restrictions so everything is dying. We pulled up our tomato and pepper plants yesterday. Love your garden.
Hugs, Sherry

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your fall garden looks great and I know you're enjoying your havest! You've been so busy with your changes to your home, your decorating and your gardening! :)
You're an amazing little one! :)
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your fall garden looks great and I know you're enjoying your havest! You've been so busy with your changes to your home, your decorating and your gardening! :)
You're an amazing little one! :)
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Judi said...

Hi Penny
Look at your veggies...growing again? Oh my. That is so different from here. Ours are finishing up with the squash and pumpkins and we wouldn't have lovely veggies coming up again.
Beautiful pictures...and sunshine.
Hope you've had a great day...
Judi

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your potager is tres belle Penny. I especially like the green beans, oops, I mean haricot verts. Everything looks so neat and orderly.
Sam

Kathleen Grace said...

A few more months? When do you get frost? It looks so pretty, don't you just love raised beds? They are so much easier to keep weeded and they define the garden area so nicely.

FarmHouse Style said...

So glad you stopped by to say 'Hello.' The lake is Lake Burton in Rabun county. My parents live there, and especially during the summer we visit as often as we can:-)

Rhonda

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your fall potager is lovely. You may have a very mild fall and your garden will keep on thriving. There is just nothing like fresh veggies from our own gardens. Enjoy your bounty!

gena said...

I've so enjoyed watching the evolution of your Potager this summer ! How blessed you are to have the sun and soil for a garden !


thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Penny, it's nice to have fresh veggies right from your garden, but I know how much work is involved. I admire your energy! Enjoy the last of the season.
~ Sarah

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful potager Penny. We so love our delicious harvest too. Mimi

Mary said...

I envy your kitchen garden~ I'm afraid growing some tomatoes & some herbs in a pot is the extent of my gardening efforts :-) I hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor, I would think the deer would find those tender little shoots irrestible!

Beverly said...

You've had a wonderful first year in your potager. A fresh salad sounds delicious.

see you there! said...

You are ahead of us in the garden. DH is busy cleaning up the summer things and will put in his winter garden soon. It is always fun to look forward to the new crop isn't it? Must remind him about radishes.

Darla

Terri said...

Penny! I love your garden! I didn't know that was what potager meant but I am going to use it too!

We just planted our fall veggies, too and I need to get out and harvest some herbs. I think we are going to try to dry some this year!

Daisy Cottage said...

Wow! That is amazing.... how wonderful Penny! What a great garden and one that will reward you over and over again, I'm sure. Cool beans!


xo,
Kim

andsewon said...

Your raised beds look wonderful Penny.
DH has only one an it still is producing his hot peppers.
We are so very dry here in this part of VA. Crops did not do well at all.
Even the cotton looks bad.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Lola

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's so nice that you can rotate your crops in your garden and have a fall selection thriving, Penny. There is nothing like fresh veggies!

It is getting nippy here and except for some of my herbs almost everything is past prime.

bj said...

I've never seen anyone so busy as you, my sweet friend. Your new home looks magnificent, your lawn and plantings look wonderful, your kitchen garden is amazing. Whew...you just wear this olden gal out. !! :))

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your fall garden is looking good! All of our larger tomatoes are just now becoming ripe...peppers all coming in too! Love this time of year now that the horrific heat has diminished!~Hugs, Patti

Jennifer said...

Love you garden and love your new header!!!! How do you do that?! As you can tell I have been playing around with mine but I'm still not in love. Any help would be wonderful!!!!

Thank you!
Jennifer

Donna said...

Wonderful, Penny! I love your garden.

Hugs,
Donna

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I'm wondering how you keep the deer/rabbits out of your garden! I have given up--they even get the tulips from my yard, and the rhodies in the wintertime! My dad used to grow delicious tomatoes. There is nothing quite like one fresh from the vine and still warm from the sun! Linda

Porch Days said...

What kind of lumber did you use to make your raised beds? That is definitely on our schedule but we can't decide on wood, height, etc. Your garden looks fantastic.
Nancy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I didn't walk out and look at your gardens in person last week, but they sure look beautiful in the pictures! You will have some good things to eat soon. Love & blessings from NC!

Sherri said...

Your Fall garden is wonderful!! I can't wait to see it next month!

Natasha Burns said...

what a wonderful kitchen garden! i see the Potager sign is still doing well, it looks the same as it did a few years ago when I sent it to you!

Adrienne said...

You've inspired me to get out and clean up the last things from the summer garden and to get busy with some fall crops. Our weather has cooled - and now it's raining - good time for new things. Think I'll wait a day or two until it stops raining!
~Adrienne~