Wordless Wednesday: October Gardening

Fall gardening is in full swing. Here are a few prompts for October tasks and enjoyments.

Chicken forage mix growing in a portable planter keeps our hens in greens during the transition to fall crops.

Chicken forage mix growing in a portable planter keeps our hens in greens during the transition to fall crops.

Apple blossoms and fruit setting in October? I guess so.

Apple blossoms and fruit setting in October? I guess so.

3 types of onions grow in a biointensive seed flat before planting out.

3 types of onions grow in a biointensive seed flat before planting out.

4 potato varieties pop up out of the soil. Mulch keeps soil moist and tubers covered.

4 potato varieties pop up out of the soil. Mulch keeps soil moist and tubers covered.

8 different kale varieties are protected by floating row cover. No cabbage moths/worms here!

8 different kale varieties are protected by floating row cover. No cabbage moths/worms here!

After a little rain, beneficial insectaries that bolted to seed now sprout new growth. Time to plant even more flowers before the next rain in warm-winter climates.

After a little rain, beneficial insectaries that bolted to seed now sprout new babies. Time to plant even more flower seeds before the next rain in warm-winter climates.

Loquat tree flowers. We're feeding with kelp emulsion to help increase fruit set.

Loquat tree flowers. We’re feeding with kelp emulsion to help increase fruit set.

Rosemary is flowering now. We'll prune it back by a third when flowers finishing.

Rosemary is flowering now. We’ll prune it back by a third when flowers finish.

Kumquats are filling out. The tree needs food. We'll give it compost and worm castings this week.

Kumquats are filling out. The tree needs food. We’ll give it compost and worm castings this week.

Escape board is in place (between top and second supers). Honey harvesting is tomorrow!

Our escape board is in place (between top and second supers). Honey harvesting is tomorrow after all the bees leave the top super!

Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy and herbs are ready to go in the ground.

Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy and herbs are ready to go in the ground.

There’s still much to do to get the fall garden ready, but we’re enjoying the process. Happy fall gardening to you!

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