Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Planting: Part 2

Our fall planting continues …

I planted turmeric in this raised bed tractor tire.  I harvested what we grew and replanted it along with some more that I had purchased.  I'm trying to fill this bed with turmeric, with any luck I just might succeed with this planting.

We needed to replace some fruit trees that had died over the last couple of years so we did that (we got these trees for half price!)

I planted some garlic chives along the edge of this raised bed.  When they get established and start to spread I plan to transplant some of them to other places as well.  They help with repelling insects as well as being good to add to foods!

I still have several more things to get in the ground so stay tuned!

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  1. I have also found that garlic chives are great at attracting bees. We put them in pots and move them to places that need pollination

  2. I worked several times cleaning out the garden. My husband tilled up part of it. There's more to be done, but we ran out of time. I will just continue to try to head out there whenever I get a moment and continue the clean-up of the garden and yard.

    I am not sure if I am going to get anything planted for fall. It's really time to do that if I'm going to:).

    I canned up the rest of the ripe tomatoes into pizza/pasta sauce this morning. I still need to make Salsa Verde with the green ones I picked when I pulled most of the bushes last week.

    We have finished stacking most of the wood we were gifted for the winter's fires. There were quite a few pieces that are too long for our stove. There's no way we were going to complain about a few long pieces when our friends went to all that trouble to get wood for us. We stacked them in the back, and my husband has been working on cutting them off with his chain saw in small blocks of time, as he isn't able to work very long at any one time. (His hip is giving him quite a bit of trouble and he's in a lot of pain, so the physical work is very hard for him at this time). We are putting the small pieces in clean garbage cans to burn first, and stacking the longer pieces in the woodpile. We feel so blessed to have all that wood. It's more than enough for the entire winter. We worked on that a little more this morning.

  3. We didn't plant garlic this year so have no harvest coming up. I used to freeze the excess years ago as we had so much garlic at one stage. We always seek out Australian garlic as we know it is good quality and hasn't come in from overseas countries with dubious growing conditions.

    1. Nanna Chel, I like to buy my garlic from trusted sources too!

  4. Patsy your garden preparations and planning all look wonderful and I hope everything grows well for you and your harvests are abundant :).

    I have been meaning to comment but we are somewhat busy with packing our home up to move and signing forms, setting up insurances and so many other things. We are getting there gradually and doing a bit each day and have around 7 weeks until we move.

    We are deconstructing our gardens at the moment, taking cuttings of lots of plants to plant into our new home gardens (some rosemary and English lavender), picking blanching and freezing what crops we have to move with us and digging up lots of other plants and potting them to take with us.

    Have a fantastic week everyone :).


    1. Sewingcreations15, you definitely have your plate full! I know you will be thrilled to get into your new home!

  5. I have found that when my garlic chives are blooming the bees sure love them too. I also keep two places in the garden for water for the birds and bees. Full to the top as the bees light on the edge and drink. I also put big rocks in the containers and some twigs over them so the bugs can get on them to drink. They can drown. One container is a regular big bird bath and the other is a very large colorful salad bowl I got used. Sometimes there are way too many bees than you can count drinking then flying about the garden. I have no idea where their hives are. They are fun to watch and sure do work hard!! Sarah


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