Planting Our Fall Garden

Although we close on our house in 2 weeks, we have been enjoying living here since Labor Day weekend. Now that we are in our house and actually have a backyard, we wanted to have a fall garden. We didn’t get to plan ahead because of the move so I started off very small. I’m using this time as a learning experience so if my efforts don’t yield much this time around then I am ok with it.

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First step was to buy some transplants at the farmers market. I picked out 2 types of cabbage (hoping to make some good sauerkraut later!), romaine lettuce and beets (for beet kvass). I wanted some kale too but I didn’t like the selection so I passed on it.

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Once I was back at home I finished weeding and pulled out all the plants that are no longer producing. Here is what the garden looked like before I started working in it.

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While I was laboring in the soil, my husband was enjoying a beer while watching football in his new favorite room.

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Lola was enjoying the nice crisp air in her favorite spot. The weather really was beautiful and made working in the garden enjoyable.

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Back to the garden…the soil was loosened and ready for planting.

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Here is my cabbage.

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My romaine lettuce.

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My beets.

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About an hour later I spotted this little gal inching closer to the garden.

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Soon a few of her buddies were making their way over too.

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Here is John all perched up on the railing like a fellow chicken. The ladies left the garden area for a little bit, but eventually they did climb up into the garden and started scratching and pecking around so I had to chase them away.

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