Monday, October 27, 2014

Radical Homemaking | Fall Garden Report

It's Monday! Time for the weekly installment on my Radical Homemaking efforts. Want to learn more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 

Here in Texas, we have a very long growing season. Today, our high is 85 degrees. Crazy, I know, but it does allow for some lovely late fall crops. I'm on my second round of tomatoes and this month we've been enjoying fresh herbs (Basil, Sage, Lavender, Basil), green leaf lettuces, Arugula (thanks to a neighbor who planted it this summer), and Swiss Chard.

Today and tomorrow, I'll be out in my garden digging the base for our coop, which will be installed and built this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. The ladies are 6 weeks old this Thursday and I need them OUT of my converted garage. They're huge and no matter how clean their brooder, chicken poop inside your home is no fun. To be clear, they didn't start smelling until this week. However, I'll do a little happy dance when they move outside this weekend!

Here are some morning snap shots of my garden. 
What do you like to plant in your fall garden?


bahnwärterin said...

chickens are on our wish list too.....
here in south eastern germany the temps dropped already under zero at night - so garden season is over. we just finished the complete re-organisation of the flower beds, fire beans were the last harvest and shifted the compost piles - now we have a huge pile of high quality soil......

Connie said...

I am reaping the benefits of the apple orchard right now. The last of the asian pears and fresh pressed cider.
I wish I could come sit in your garden and enjoy the peaceful vibes you have created. LOVE the Goddess stake.