THE GARDEN IS NOW OFFICIALLY FINISHED

Do you see these vegetables? I could not believe my eyes!  On October 31, 2011, I finally went out to the garden, as there was a wee bit of sunshine, after many days of rain.  I was surveying the garden, with the thought of putting the garden to rest for the winter.  This is what I found - the last of the vegetables - in October!  Never, not ever,  have I seen these vegetables in my garden this late in the year.  Although the carrots are small, they are sweet and tasty.  Green beans in October?  Unheard of.
We all knew that this past summer on the West Coast was six weeks late....this tells me we were eight weeks late.  It also gives me the hope, that if we ever do get back to our "normal" summers, there is a good chance that the garden will produce abundantly.
I still think we will need to "re-think" our garden plans for next year, but finding these veggie gems so late in the year was truly a big bonus.  We are only into early November.....and I am already planning next years garden...can't wait!  I go through this every year...in anticipation...in hope...what will next years garden yield?  But for now, I am a happy girl! 🙂

Ina Gawne
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4 comments on “THE GARDEN IS NOW OFFICIALLY FINISHED”

  1. Those are the most beautiful carrots I've ever seen, Ina! Congrats on your late season bounty. 🙂 Hope next year's garden planning goes well and there is abundance, but savor these last bits of homegrown goodness!
    Hugs,
    Shirley

  2. That's great news for you & we had the same thing over here in belgium, but in my father's garden. We still had left, butter beans, green celery, salad leaves, leeks & yellow beets!
    MMMMM,...lovely veggies straight from the garden,...There is nothing better!

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