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Fall photo tour

October 4, 2011

Words aren’t flowing but film is cheap. 😉

A “What’s growing now” tour follows:

Front beds, after the coup and occupation pulled by the basil collective

Back of the basil beds, Thai Thai and more Thai

Ridiculous peppers

Volunteer arugula in a bed that is under deconstruction

New Zealand spinach, transplanted volunteers that occupied a 2×3′ bed last spring.  Now, at least 80 square feet all sprawling from the 2×3 area

Sugar snap peas using old corn stalks for support, sort of….

Chard – fordhook giant a little too close together. I’ll thin and add to salads. Bok choi to the left, with a dusting of BT for organic cabbage worm control.

The 3 beds I’ll attempt to take through the winter again:

kale with spinach backup with sugar snap peas thinking about the climbing the fine support I put in for them

Lettuce, bok choi, chard, spinach (and sprawling 9′ okra plants in the background, still giving a pod or three a day)

Lettuce horizon  in a lame artsy-fartsy photography attempt

Same bed, with the christmas limas choking the fence behind.

The incomplete “cohutt taught himself to weld this weekend arbor / trellis/ garden gateway project”  Note the  back lit angle effectively concealing the low quality of my work.  This was Saturday’s project, Sunday’s was using my new found “skills” to repair the bush hog decking up in the mountains.

That’ll do it for tonight

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Dailey permalink
    October 5, 2011 6:31 am

    Does that mean I get salad when I come home next weekend??

    • October 5, 2011 8:37 am

      U get all the salad you want AFTER U confirm the strong backs helping on the moving date.

  2. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    October 5, 2011 7:57 am

    Love the trellis picture. Yes, Dailey, you get salad, and lots of it.

  3. October 6, 2011 9:09 am

    So did you completely build that trellis? That’s a pretty substantial project to teach yourself on.

    • October 6, 2011 10:48 am

      Lord no- the top was a scavenged piece with no legs. It was basically yard art on a bench for months. We decided to try and turn it back into a gateway type arbor/trellis; I bought 3/4 square tube and 1/2 flat stock and made the sides. Last night I filled in the 1/2″ stuff on the right side and now I consider it done.

  4. October 9, 2011 8:01 pm

    I’m impressed. Really. You have a great amount of edible green stuff growing there. :0) My garden’s full of the more inedible stuffs–namely yard grasses of different varieties with some thistles thrown in for good measure.

    Last week (or two weeks ago? or three?) I dried one large batch of sun/oven-dried tomatoes, which turned out pretty good (only a few tomato chips in that batch), and I look forward to trying to cook up some more tomorrow. Five million thank you’s to you for the idea. I wonder what else I can dry?

    What do you do with all your basil and other herbs? Can you oven dry those also?

    I’ve been on vacation, but hope to get posting again soon. Your garden’s good inspiration.

    • October 9, 2011 10:00 pm

      I’m scrambling to figure out what i can do with the basil- no way I could (or would want to) somehow save it all. I’ve offered some to local chefs, have a couple of takers it looks like.

      I really wish i had invested in a good dehydrator last year (exclaibur). “Dehydrate to store” Web page and you tube channel is a great resource to learn how and what to dehydrate>

  5. October 10, 2011 5:36 pm

    Awesome pics Cohutt! I’m going to have to work a deal with you on jalapeno and thai basil seeds. All my efforts have been for naught. It is amazing how prolific yours are next door. Maybe I can sweeten you up with some mint jelly. 😉

    • October 10, 2011 6:19 pm

      I’ll only have about 6 acres worth of basil seed; I might be able to share.


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