October in the Garden



As the summer heat eases off it’s time to plant our fall garden.  The trees are setting fruit and lemons we have been waiting for are finally starting to ripen.  Lizards hide in the grapevines and scurry away underfoot as we walk.  Here are some pictures of what’s going on in the garden this month:


Swallowtail butterfly, red romaine, bean blossom, pomegranate, Dragon’s Tongue Bean, Barbados Cherry blossoms, Meyer Lemon, Mexican Petunia and a ripe Barbados Cherry.




Daisy Mae Hibiscus, Plumbago, Lantana, butterfly on Hawaiian Ti and a fragrant Marigold.




This sign is a favorite spot for the lizards to sun themselves in the morning.  Notice the adult on the right and a baby on the left.




Dragon’s Tongue Bean, Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard, Moonglow Tomato, Teddy Bear Sunflower, Paul Robeson Tomato, Golden Sweet Pea, Cucumber, Green Zebra Tomato and Royalty Purple Pod Bean.



What we are currently reading…

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Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening
This book is full useful information from someone who has been gardening without animal products for over forty years and living off what he grows.
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Forks Over Knives Family
Kid friendly recipes that don’t contain processed ingredients or animal products can be hard to find.  This book recently came out and all of the recipes are whole-food, plant-based.  Our current favorite is the 7 Grain Bread.
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