It really feels like fall now, as pumpkins appear on porches, leaves turn colors, and days are notably shorter. There’s a chill in the air in the mornings as we walk through the garden. It’s time for a change, time for fall gardening. Here’s some inspiration as we transition to this new season.
Kale, bok choy, broccoli, Romanesco, kohl rabi sprouts popped up in just a couple days. Need help starting from seed? Watch this video for two techniques.
We finally got one luffa to set fruit. Timing of male and female flowers was off all season.
Our loquat tree is about to flower and set fruit! A sign of fall.
Our pomegranates are turning red. They’ll be ready in another week or so.
Three of our hens are basking in the morning sun around the water cooler. They’re such gossips.
These are the last of our perpetual green onions (shoe in shot for size reference). They’re a bit overgrown but still usable. We’ll chop them up and freeze some, dry some, and use the rest fresh.
We’re harvesting dried Henderson’s Bush lima beans.
Anaheim and Fish peppers keep on going.
We took a field trip to the Esalen Institute and spent as much time as possible in the garden, overlooking the ocean.
The symbol of balance spotted at the Esalen garden. Fall balances us before winter comes. Enjoy the process during this fall gardening time.