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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: December 12, 2014.


Someone asked me recently, “so, is anything going on in your garden in Fall?”. Well, I took a walk outside in the backyard this morning, camera in hand, to find out. And, I remembered why I love fall:

The Second fig crop is coming on…


Flowers are still blooming including Roses, Alstromerias, Forget-me- nots and Dahlias:IMG_2640




Pesto is still possible:



Zucchini, though slowly being covered in mildew are still producing:



Herbs are in great shape:


Peas and radishes are working on a second crop:



Beans are just putting out the last few little green wonders:


The porch plants are still looking good including azaleas beginning to bloom and one crazy hydrangea putting out three new blossoms:


The freesias planted last spring are starting to pop up ( soon to be joined by the 80 new freesia bulbs I bought!:IMG_2634

Succulents inside and out are happy:




The girls are warm and cozy in their coop… checking out what’s going on in the garden:IMG_2638

The Golden Delicious is done producing but gave us lots of applesauce:IMG_2330

Which we shared with the girls…sort of…


Trying to extend things a little longer I set our new greenhouse right on top of one of the raised beds so the Roma and Yellow Pear tomato could continue to grow inside and hung a nice little Tom Thumb cherry tomato plant to see how long it will produce:IMG_2623






There’s one more reason I love Fall.  Trader Joes has all their pumpkin products for sale!

I love their pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin butter…Yum!IMG_2661

Fall is also a good time to be working in the garden cleaning up, adding compost and planting shrubs, trees, perennials and bulbs.  It’s garlic time too! Today, after this great breakfast I’m ready to divide one garlic bulb from last year’s crop and replant each individual clove to have lots more to harvest next July!

You can find a complete garlic growing guide here on the Organic Gardening Magazine site.  Enjoy Fall Ya’ll!



Donna Jones has always loved to garden. After completing the Master Gardener program, spending some time hosting a garden program on television and writing a garden column, she took time off to be a mom and a school teacher. Now, just beginning the journey as a grandmother, Donna is repairing the garden for little hands again! Raised beds full of flowers and veggies are ready and plans for a few chickens are well under way. To learn more about Donna visit Radish Patch Blog, or you can also check out her professional photography site at Donna Jones Photography.


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