My Fall Garden

It’s saying good bye to Summer and time to embrace the cooler weather. I took this picture on a Friday morning, the weather was still nice and warm back in the first week of September .

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/200sec, ISO 800, focal length 35mm, spot metering

The weather has changed drastically in the first week of October. My Thai eggplants are doing exceptionally well this year, it’s still thriving in this cooler weather. It is over 5 feet tall, almost as tall as me.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 400, focal length 75mm, evaluative metering

I’m proud to say that I’m an organic gardener. It’s so obvious by the holes in the leaves but beauty is not everything to me.  I don’t think some people realize how harmful it is to the environment when they use harsh chemical in their garden.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

The chili peppers are a very hardy plant and they don’t need a lot of caring after.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/25sec, ISO 800, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I plan to make them into crush dried peppers.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/30sec, ISO 400, focal length 135mm, evaluative metering

The two Gardenia plants in my garden have gotten real big this year and they produce flowers from early Spring until now.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 87mm, spot metering

This one is a strange looking moth like insect.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/40sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

A potted Chrysanthemum next to the pond.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

It looks like the Brussels sprout loves the cooler weather.  I’ve been spraying it with Neem oil and it seems to help.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/10sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

My plan of expanding my garden didn’t go as plan. I planted my Fall vegetables in the old cucumber and tomato planting beds. I tried my luck with the broccoli again, and hopefully this time the rabbit won’t like the smell of the Neem oil and would leave my broccoli alone.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 168mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 104mm, evaluative metering

I planted 3 heads of cabbage this time.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/3200sec, ISO 400, focal length 104mm, evaluative metering

8 thoughts on “My Fall Garden

  1. I am proud of your organic garden too! Everything still looks great for October. And the chili peppers remind me of red lipsticks.

    Love the mums next to the pond too. I seem to buy them every autumn to never see them make it past winter. But my mom has better luck with her white mums, they come up every autumn with large blooms when everything else is dying off. It’s also suppose to make great tea, but I am not brave enough to try it.

    • Cambree, the chili peppers do look like red lipsticks, these are about thump-size and they are very healthy this year. I harvested the red ones yesterday and will sun dry them for a couple of days before making them into crush dried peppers. This is my first time so it should be interesting.

      The mums never grow back as pretty as the first year, I guess that’s why most people throw them out after Thanksgiving. This one is real big, it produces flowers back in the Spring and has gotten bigger in the Fall. I’m glad we didn’t throw it out.

    • Thanks Geni, it’s a small garden and I managed to grow quiet a bit this year. I used to extract the Neem oil myself and it was a lot of work. I found out from reading cambree’s blog that they sell these in store, this saves a lot of time and so far it’s working great.

    • seeharhed, last year I harvested them before the first frost, I wonder if they could withstand the extreme cold weather. I bet it will grow well in your area since you don’t have snow.

  2. The first photo of the evening sun is nice and so are your photos of the chilis. And I’m glad to hear that you also grow organic: So there are many animals (and traces of these!) Also in your garden!

    • Hi truels, the first image is a morning sunrise, it would be interesting to photograph the garden early in the morning but I didn’t have that much time and had to get to work. I have many birds and squirrels in my garden and it’s nice to know that there’s nothing harmful back there.

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