Today we got the Fall Garden planted and below are pictures of everything we put in the ground and the work that we did.
We had been having a problem with rats, so one of our Garden Days was dedicated to moving the compost pile! By moving the compost pile, we hoped to restructure the piles to create a better environment for composting to happen.
Below is a picture of the compost pile moved back and the room it made for a new raised bed. This one is going to be a "Salad Bowl" in the spring.
Baby radishes coming up from seed. We got a lot of well composted turkey manure from the Juvenile Day Treatment Center.
This is our first individually rented bed. For a monthly fee, we have several beds that can be rented out. Renters have access to all soil, amendments, all natural fertilizers and pest control products, tools, seeds and plant starts.
Carrots from seed. Both the regular orange and a cool red variety.
This is the third comfrey plant I have tried to grow and hopefully this one will make it! I think it is in a better location, with better soil.
Below is a picture of the cabbage starts we planted with a mature basil plant in the top left corner.
Meet our Fig Tree, compliments of Shelton Herb Farm.
This colorful little vegetable is a "Numex Twilight" hot pepper. You can eat the peppers at any color as they range from light purple to deep red. Very spicy.
Here we have a bergamot, or Bee Balm, also donated by Shelton Herb Farm.
This is a uncommon variety of St. John's Wort, the punctatum variety that grows wildly in the mountains of North Carolina. This was a transplant from seeds I gave my mom, from a plant in the mountains. Instead of growing as a creeping ground cover like the perforatum variety, punctatum grows in a shrub like form and I have seen it grow up to 3 feet tall!
What we didn't realize about our mullein plants (Verbascum thapsus) is that they attract stinkbugs. What we also didn't know is that stinkbugs love watermelons.
We also planted a variety of winter greens, including turnips, mustard and kale.
This beautiful sage plant was given to us by our friend Nicole. It makes beautiful purple flowers, the leaves burn well when dried as incence and it has a variety of medicinal uses.
The newly planted garden from various angles at the front of the garden.