I told you there was a lot of stuff in my garden….

Not a bad haul considering there is only 20 days until winter! 

I wonder what we will have for dinner tonight - choices choices choices!

I wonder what we will have for dinner tonight – choices choices choices!

We have butternut squash, peppers and chillies, more beans than I know what to do with, three tiny zucchini, carrots, kale, broccoli, rhubarb and the last of the tomatoes.

Come again soon – this autumn weather is just too balmy to be stuck inside, I must try to do more gardening.

Sarah the Gardener : 0 )

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14 Comments on “I told you there was a lot of stuff in my garden….

    • Hi Julie. At this time of year, without the pressing demands of the spring garden, any time in the garden has to be intentional, and with what seems to be a long winter looming, it is easy to think there is heaps of time to get things done. But it will be spring again before we know il.
      And it always feels good to be out there doing stuff!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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  1. Well done, I don’t think we will get much out of our garden this year, the horses have taken up so much time, but the potatoes, strawberries, apples, herbs and rhubarb are looking good

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    • Hi Neil. It can be a little frustrating when something else gets in the way of your harvest, but for it to get in the way – it is usually something else you love to do!
      All the best with your season.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi. So long as we don’t get a frost I think the beans, peppers, chillies and zucchini will keep coming. But I think we have just seen the last of the tomatoes.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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  2. Going to have to bypass the last few posts in order to comment on this one. My RSS Feed Reader has taken on other forms since I started back into studying and lost my ability to spend all day pinning ;). Amazing haul there and in about a month (if my pumpkins ever stop growing this year) I should have some lovely big pumpkins to harvest myself. Seems like I created a microclimate that avoids frost in my fully enclosed veggie garden, whoda thunk? Only problem is that the pumpkins are taking full advantage and are showing no signs of giving up tenancy I need that space! I have 5 trailer loads of manure just itching to start new garden beds but I can’t see the ground in there any more…

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    • Hi Fran. I have been telling loads of people about your incredible micro climate and lush garden. Maybe you should patent it – the NMC system (Narf Micro Climate). I hope it is still faring well. I should get me a NMC system, because an early frost killed things I didn’t want dead while we were away. And with the strangest thing to say – that only a gardener would appreciate: I hope you get to spread your poo about soon! Cheers Sarah : o )

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      • Lol thank you Sarah 🙂 The frost missed us but a large bush rat took a BIG fancy to my pumpkins that I was letting dry off prior to harvesting (in order to keep them longer) and was tunnel mining his way through to China! I had to harvest the remaining pumpkins post haste and am in the process of working out what to do with them all now. Not enough to feed an army but more than enough for a narf for a week or two :). The garden is getting a revamp with all of that poo and my recent efforts to go nuts and tear out all of the spent pumpkin vines. I found a 15 ft long cherry tomato vine laying on the ground that just kept coming and coming when I pulled at it! There must be something about the netting keeping the frost out as we have had frost outside the enclosure but not inside and if the rat hadn’t taken up residence those pumpkins would have been fine inside the enclosure for ages. There was even new fruit on the ends of the vines. It’s a very interesting experiment indeed 🙂

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  3. That looks simply wonderful! I’d love to have butternut squash grow in my garden. I haven’t managed to make it happen just yet though! I haven’t visited your blog in a while (life has gotten in the way!). Did you have much trouble growing the broccoli? I think I remember that you grow organically. I’m glad I got a chance to visit your blog again! Dana

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    • Hi Dana. We have a friend and neighbour who is a farmer and grows butternut squash and he normally comes around with a truck load of super large squash to ‘show me’ what they should look like as mine are normally not that big. But this year I get a great harvest, and he hasn’t been round – typical! The broccoli got little attention this year but did well – maybe that is the key – don’t fuss over it! Welcome back – life has this dreadful habit of getting in the way! Cheers Sarah : o )

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  4. That’s a terrific haul! Isn’t it such a great feeling to be able to produce such healthy vegetables for your family? I’m looking forward to seeing your progress- just started following your blog.

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    • Hi Sarah. I love it when the garden keeps on producing crops long after you expect it to, especially if it has been a little neglected too! Welcome to my blog – I hope you enjoy it.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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