Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall In The Garden

I spent this wonderful fall afternoon in my garden.


Here in Asheville, NC the weather allows your summer garden to stretch into fall.  Late summer I planted a fall crop of yellow beans and peas.

You can see in the picture below, my yellow beans are starting to produce..teeny tiny beans.  They should be ready to harvest in a week or two.

The peas in the picture below have started flowering, but I haven't seen a pod yet.


I still have left over from the summer, cherry tomatoes...

Peppers....


Leeks and herbs...

And butternut squash.


Today was 81 degrees, which is unusually warm for here.  It should be in the low 70's in the day time.

But the evenings are getting chilly and I can see potato leek soup and roasted butternut squash dinners coming up this week!

Are you able to grow a fall garden where you live?
Welcome Home,
Penny



25 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I need a garden. The soups sound wonderful. Hopefully we will do a garden next year.

Lesley said...

I love Ashville! The Grove Park, oh my! My family has a mountain home over between Waynesville and Sylva off of Highway 19/23. Well....it's not called that anymore, but I still call it that. lol

Your garden looks divine! Getting ready to put my tomatoes in the ground!! :)

Pondside said...

We're still harvesting the odd tomato and Brussels sprouts, but really it's all over for this year. The temperature has plummeted and we're scraping the car windows each morning.

Kathleen Grace said...

No Penny, The garden is pretty well done right now, all wilted and sad. We picked the green tomatoes a week and a half ago to ripen inside. We haven't really had a hard frost yet, which is pretty amazing, but it's cold (57) rainy and windy today. I'm all cozy inside reading and working on a project or two:>) Have a great week, I hope your weather holds, it is glorious to have fall weather like yours!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I attempt to grow a garden but some things do better than others. I guess that's the way it goes. Your cherry tomatoes look wonderful!

Pat said...

Delicious Fall in your garden Penny!

Vee said...

No fall garden here. You have the best of both worlds it seems.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Penny, As you know, in Naples we
can't grow anything in the Summer.
I am so envious! Your garden looks
lovely and still going strong!
I also enjoyed the pictures of
A Prairie Fairy Tale Event...what
fun that must have been!

Ashville looks so beautiful.

Jane
Flora Doora

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

My garden is about gone here in Ohio. Picked the last green pepper last week. We were 73 here today...very windy though! Potato Leek soup and Butternut squash sounds like a wonderful Fall meal! Enjoy these dwindling days of good weather!~Hugs, Patti

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Penny,
Our garden is still going strong. We're in South Carolina. We still have green beans, eggplant, okra, peppers as well as lettuce and mustard greens. The collards, cabbage, and broccoli will be ready soon. I've never grown leeks. I'll have to try them next year. Potato leek soup sounds wonderful!

Bonnie said...

You are quite a gardener! My daughter made the best roasted butternut squash and cauliflower with bits of pancetta last week.

Kelly said...

You're so lucky to have your very own vegetable garden. It must be nice to be able to eat what you grow and know that it's pesticide free etc. Love your ideas for using some of your newly grown veggies too!

hundredsofideas said...

How wonderful that you are still getting veggies from your garden.

see you there! said...

Isn't it great to be able to have a fall garden? We don't have the variety you have but DH is growing beets and a variety of greens. The kale is my favorite.

Looking forward to some winter soups myself.

Darla

Adrienne said...

I love fall in the garden. Hoping I can clean up my summer garden today and start planting my fall crops.
~Adrienne~

Mary said...

Yes Penny, soup days are here - love making them and would kill to have my very own leeks, my favorite, in the garden! Do you think I should cut off my two rogue butternut squash before I leave? I guess they would last in the house several weeks.

I'll definitely send you some of those moonflower seeds for next Spring - I've made a note to remind me!

Love Mary

April said...

I'd live in Asheville in a heartbeat! One of the prettiest places I think I've visited. You are so lucky, Penny, and your garden is gorgeous!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Your garden looks great, Penny. I can just see you cooking up a storm in your beautiful kitchen!
Enjoy the soup, hugs, Carol

Canadian Chickadee said...

Your garden looks great, Penny. I can just see you cooking up a storm in your beautiful kitchen!
Enjoy the soup, hugs, Carol

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your garden still looks good. I can't get over the temperature swings here. It was in the 30's this morning and in the 80's this afternoon.
Sam

Eileen said...

Everything still looks pretty good. I'm especially envious of the leeks. Are they hard to grow?

Sherri said...

Penny, I love your garden photos! It was a beautiful Fall day!!

Melanie said...

My garden has been out of commission for a few weeks now, seeing that I live in northern IL. :-( Yours looks so nice still with your array of veggies - lucky you! I would love to live in an area where I could garden year-round - or, at least, have a garden still going strong into October!

Donna said...

Penny, wow, you have a lot in your garden! I planted some broccoli and cauliflower this fall. Your garden looks so lovely! I have been enjoying this weather and spending most of my time outside.

Hugs,
Donna

Beverly said...

It all looks wonderful to me, Penny. Anytime we have tried to plant anything, the squirrels go "nuts". I even have a really hard time keeping them out of newly potted plants each springs.

I would love some of those leeks. Yum!