Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Garden Wrap Up

My garden is finally wrapped up for the year. Last month, we ripped out the rest of the tomatoes, threw them in a pile (to be largely ignored, for now), and cleaned up the boxes. 

Here is the garden at the full height of the season in August (next to the newly completed kids' play set):

And here it is getting cleaned up:

Yvie trying to photobomb my garden photos.

Q-man and the GIGANTIC tomato roots.

And (pretty much) finished:

Sad, mostly empty boxes.

I think the plant with the red flower is the Pineapple Sage.

One lonely Okra. It did pretty well, considering it was in the box with the killer zucchini.

Already making plans for next year. I plan to add 2 more boxes next to the fence, take down 3 of the boxes in the middle to build two longer boxes (essentially doubling the garden space I have available), and plant more of everything (except tomatoes. I had 11 tomatoes this year, going to do maybe 5 or 6 tomatoes next year). 

Also going to work on the side yard project, which currently has no irrigation, and 3 barely-surviving blueberry plants. It needs love!

What are your garden plans for next year?

1 comment:

  1. I have no firm plans for next year. Somehow more simple, and with less waste. I'm not going to allow volunteer fennel to grow up everywhere again and attract swarms of wasps. I'm sure those were helpful in pollinating everything else, but it was a bit difficult to get out there (especially with the kids) and keep up on everything.

    I want my cucumbers to grow up the trellis instead of blocking the path. I want the slope to grow lots of wild flowers so I don't have to worry about it this year.

    As far as veggies go, I think I'll stick with my main few: tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, swiss chard, beets, peas, peppers, and herbs. Herbs are always so easy to grow and give so much more than you ever possibly need. Pretty too.