Friday PhotoEssay

Every time I go out int he garden with my camera these days, I get a sense of deja vu…  I always wonder, maybe my readers think I’m just recycling pictures from the spring to make you think that we are such awesome gardeners that still have so many veggies and fruits in the garden. I promise I’m not doing that! All of these pictures are from this fall. (If you don’t believe me, look at all the leaves in the pictures.)

Leaf PileSee?!? There are leaves everywhere! Sometimes it is nice, but sometimes it causes problems where the leaves prevent air movement and the plants get rather rotten.

Strawberry LeavesThe leaves provide free, labor-free mulch for the strawberries over the winter, even though the mulch arrives a little bit earlier than necessary.

Strawberries with leafSpeaking of strawberries, apparently they are going to produce again. At least the mice will get another round of strawberries, even if we don’t! I don’t think it is going to get cold enough to freeze the berries this weekend. We’ll see.

Bolting Gold ChoyWhile we’re on the subject of plants behaving out of season, this gold choy in the salad mix is not only huge, but it is also bolting. Greens are not supposed to bolt in the fall!!! My guess is that it is reacting to the change in temperature from colder to warmer, not necessarily the straight up temperature.

Goodwin Creek LavendarThe Goodwin Creek Lavender is also blooming a little bit. I tell you, this is making it hard to remember that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away!

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on November 13, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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