fallcrops Photos & Videos

1 week ago

There is always a somethin' brewing in the #glittergreenthumb lab. These are the supplies I purchased and posted about on Wednesday. But this post is for the breakdown, cost and use. Clamp lamp $6 LED Plant Light $5 Source: Wal-Mart Right now I have three different plants that the light is feeding. Two are seedlings, the other is small but still more established. The purple glow is SO strange, lol. All plants are in a window but not getting much sunlight. I use the plant light from about 6:30am (first trip to the kitchen for ☕) to 8:30amish ( when I'm flying out the door for work). When I come home the plants get the purple glow from about 7pm to 10:30pm. Let's see what this set up can do! I can already think of a few adjustments...

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1 week ago

Throw back to my first cherry tomatoes of the season that Lucille gave me ❤🌿

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KelPlex .5-0-17 Soluble Seaweed Extract is back on the shelf in 5lb sacks. Decrease the negative impact of plant stress! Down To Earth™ KelPlex™ is a professional grade, dehydrated liquid extract of freshly harvested seaweed from the clean, cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. DTE™ KelPlex™ complements most crop nutrient programs and promotes increased yields, improved root growth and enhanced plant development. Use DTE™ KelpPlex™ throughout the growing season to decrease the negative effects of plant stress and maximize plant growth and vigor in all types of crops including berries, fruits, herbs, vegetables, turf and ornamentals. This is a great addition to your recipe to help your plants through enviromental stress. In addition, it will also improve density and the shelf life of your fruits, vegetables and medicinal flowers by naturally increasing mineral and brix content. #krmgrdn #fallcrops

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1 week ago

What cold? What snow? What mud? Carrot harvest goes on!

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Still enjoying these heirloom Chinese Rose Radishes from our fall harvest #fallcrops

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If you get a random warm day be sure to knock out the projects that got away from you over the summer. A project like this wheel barrel of mine was a perfect task. I had been wanting one to add to my garden variety of creative containers to grow out of. Pro tip...drill drainage holes in the bottom of the barrel before filling it 😉. This thing held soooo much water over the summer it became a daily and messy task. With some handsome help I broke out the power tools and got under there (wheel barrel full & soggy). It sure was pain working against gravity but three holes later the barrel container works like a charm. In the image above, I had recently transplanted my lavender, rosemary, and thyme to make my 2019 herb garden barrel. So that's two projects in one! . . . #herbgardening #wheelbarrel #fallgardens #fallcrops #containergarden 🌱 #gardentherapy #beginnergardener #newgardener #raisedbed #raisedbedgardens #raisedbedvegetablegarden #womenwhogarden #girlswhogarden #girlgardener #gardenvibes #growingmyownveggies #growinginmygarden #homegardenlove #freshveggiesfromthegarden #garedenfreshveggies #freshveggiesarethebest #blackwomengarden #blackgardeners #blackwomenwithgardens #citygirlgrows #blackgirlbloggersunite #urbangardener #gardentokitchen

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When one of your best friends says she wants fresh Jerusalem artichokes for her birthday.. and her birthday is in December ❄ It may only be 40 degrees out, but I still have 5 layers of clothing on to get the job done 😂 True story. . You know who you are... I hope you know I love you 💞 I wouldn't do this for most people 😂. . Those without livestock - how many of you garden/farm throughout the winter? What zone? Do you mind the cold? Or do you bundle up (excessively) like me? ☃

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2 weeks ago

Homegrown fresh salad greens in December - yes, please! 🙆 Heirloom lettuces, heirloom kale, french sorrel, green onions, and chives 🌿 No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers - and definitely no e. coli! Just soil, water, and sun.. the rest is magic 💫

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2 weeks ago

I cannot explain why I am so stuck on naming my gardens for now on. Even though we're closing out 2018 I still wanted to name my garden this year, lol. As we move forward I'm sure I'll be referring to my first instagram garden of 2018 as Lucille; meaning LIGHT every now and again. You can bet I have a name for my 2019 garden and a theme too❤.

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2 weeks ago

Organic Small-scale Farming in #pnw 😀 Thanks to @carmen.winquist for sharing! - "When you pull back the row cover and realize it is time for a feast !!!! Living in a pocket where we get freezing in early October, floating row covers save many of our fall crops (and also allow us to get a head start on spring crops !) While there are better systems, for now pvc piping with giant paper clamps and rocks do the trick to keep those veggies from freezing !"

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2 weeks ago

Our beets are ready for rain!

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2 weeks ago

Leeks are a staple in winter cooking, and in the garden! Like other #alliums (including onions & garlic) they are long-season crops that need 6-8” of space and regular fertilization. To grow satisfying thick leeks, it’s important to start with pencil-sized transplants ✏️ 🌱 Plant them deeply, to where the leaves begin to fork ✌🏼The more stem you bury, the bigger the white stalk will be!

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3 weeks ago

Experiment in growing oca in zone 7a 🙈 not exactly a success 😅. Have you ever tried to grow Andean tubers? If so, what zone? . This one will be off my list for 2019.. actually, I'm heading in a very different direction entirely with our annual crops, based on which types and varieties did really well this year (even with all the rain!). I'll still have lots of greens, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, melons, squash, etc... BUT! I am switching to almost everything to Asian heirloom varieties. They seem to be well adapted to our humid climate - less pest pressure, virtually no disease, very productive. . That, in a nutshell, is my plan for the annuals in our 2019 CSA. I think you're going to be really happy with the results 💚. . . . #oca #andeantubers #edibletuber #permaculture #zone7 #fallcrops #yardfarm #foodnotlawns #womenfarmers #beyondorganic #growittoknowit #gardening #gardenplanning

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3 weeks ago

We are grateful for a productive year at Good Food Project as we continue teaching children and adults about raising sustainable food in Central Louisiana. As one growing season fades, we look forward to a bountiful new one for those we serve. 💚💚💚 #lastofthesunniesthisyear #fallcrops #sustainablegardening

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3 weeks ago

Back at it - digging up lots of Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) 🙃 Local DE folks, I am offering these for $3/lb, pick up at the Homestead. Cash only, please. Please let me know if you are interested! I have 12 lbs ready to go today, just harvested this morning.. I have lots more still in the garden. . If you have been following along or if you grow your own Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), you probably know how much I *really* NEED these to go 😂 I got 16 lbs from just 2 plants, and I have about 20 plants still to dig up. We have way more than we need! Hopefully, I have done a better job digging these up than I did last year. At this rate, I'll be well on my way to becoming a sunchoke farmer 😂 . . . . . . #jerusalemartichoke #sunchoke #edibletuber #nativespecies #permaculture #ediblelandscape #nopesticides #beyondorganic #notill #fallcrops #fallgarden #farmtotable #gardentotable #grownwithlove #eatseasonally #eatyourveggies #eatfresh #delaware #eatlocal #perennialfood #perennialcrops #regenerativeagriculture #edibleforestgarden #ecologicalgardening

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3 weeks ago

It's been pretty cold out recently and with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing, we have to make sure our crops are staying nice and warm. One way we do this is by tucking them in! We've been placing plastic and frost cloth over our crops and fields to trap the heat in and keep out the cold. It works just like how we use blankets to stay warm on a cold fall night! #greens #fallcrops #belowfreezing #urbanfarm #farm #sustainableagriculture

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3 weeks ago

Red Ursa kale, enjoying the cool weather and a fresh blanket of leaf mulch and pine needles. 🍁🍂🍃 Leaf mulch is one of THE best things you can give your garden soil this time of year. Lots of nutrients, lots of beneficial microorganisms, lots of organic matter.. plus, it does an excellent job of protecting the soil from extremes in temperature, precipitation, and wind. It took me waaaayyyy too long to realize just how good leaves are for the soil - now, I swear by them!. . And.. local DE folks, if you have leaves that you do not want, please hit me up! I would love to have them! A friend recently brought me about 15 bags of leaves, and I could definitely use more if you have any extra. Thank you 💚. . . . . #kale #heirloomkale #coverthesoil #soilbuilding #soilisalive #fallgarden #fallcrops #yardfarm #foodnotlawns #gardening #womenfarmers #veggiegarden #beyondorganic #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture #carbontosoil #ediblelandscape #ecologicalgardening #edibleforestgarden #eattherainbow #eatseasonally #eatyourveggies #nutrientdensefood #letthyfoodbethymedicine #eatwellbewell #healthysoilhealthyyou

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3 weeks ago

Cracked black walnuts for the first time today. The kids each got to take turns whacking them with a hammer and trying to find the nuts inside. A good outdoor activity 😉. . I had gotten a bucket of whole walnuts from a friend's farm a few weeks ago.. I washed them.. cleaned off the hulls.. let them air dry, and then froze them in the shells until today. We cracked about half. I'm saving the rest for next month. Cookies, perhaps? . I wanted to show the kids how to do this at least once. It's a life skill, and you never know when you may absolutely need it. We didn't do too bad for first timers 👌. . I don't grow walnuts here, but I do grow hazelnuts (filberts). When I was trying to figure out how to produce some of our own protein, without animals or large trees, I landed on hazelnuts and peanuts. The peanuts have been super easy. The hazelnuts - too soon to know. I'm hoping they will start producing next year or so.

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1 month ago

RIP to fall crops that didn’t make it through the cold snap 😭 ❄️ Looks like I need to invest in a green house since the Oklahoma weather is so unpredictable. No matter the amount of straw and blankets, that hard freeze was brutal. But somehow the spinach managed to survive! ☘️Good news is that if you live in a different state that hasn’t dipped below 25 degrees yet, your fall crops have a chance! 🌿I will definitely be planting similar crops in the spring that I’m looking forward to!! Gardening season is officially over for this girl 💔 • • • #thehappygardeninglife #fallcrops #gardener #organicproduce #gardeningtips #broccoli #growyourownfood #brusselsprouts #cabbage #spinach #studentofgardening #humanswhogrowfood #chasinggardens #rookiegardener #springcrops #gardenphotography #garden #rd2be #futuredietitian #dietitianswhogarden #dieteticstudent

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1 month ago

Chopping more of our heirloom hot peppers and trying to think warm thoughts 🔥 we had our first bit of snow and sleet here this morning (swipe across). #fireandice . These peppers are a variety called Rooster Spur. Trust me, the gloves are totally necessary 😂 learned that one the hard way! I have been chopping and freezing them for several months now and will be turning them into an Apple Hot Pepper jelly later this weekend. I didn't have any luck finding crabapples this time, but I did find some organic apples.. I'm thinking the result may be sweeter 😋

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Two years ago my wife and I took a trip to Thailand. I loved walking through the Bangkok markets looking at all the colorful local fruits and vegetables. I brought seeds back home from this Thai pumpkin and have grown it each year since. This year I harvested eight squash off of two plants and each one reminds me of that trip. #homegrown #urbangarden #thaikangkob #fallcrops #seedsaving #harvest #growyourownfood #pumpkin #squash #growforit #happygardener #homegrown #nongmo #organic #greenthumb #rootedgardengame12

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Winter experiments at the Glittergreenthumb indoor garden lab 😀. We're edging toward too leggy and this means my lighting source needs to be changed! Round two of the trials are coming as this test will continue to run. . . . . . #wintergardening #fallgardens #fallcrops #containergarden 🌱 #gardentherapy #beginnergardener #newgardener #raisedbed #raisedbedgardens #raisedbedvegetablegarden #womenwhogarden #girlswhogarden #girlgardener #gardenvibes #growingmyownveggies #growinginmygarden #homegardenlove #freshveggiesfromthegarden #garedenfreshveggies #freshveggiesarethebest

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Harvesting the Jerusalem artichokes, bit by bit today, for this Saturday's fall farmers market in Milford. We'll have artichokes, fresh baked breads, and handmade herbal skincare items. . We have so many (too many!) Jerusalem artichokes this year. I wish I could dig them up faster, but truth is I am a cold weather sissy 😂. Sad but true. . I planted 7 Jerusalem artichokes almost 3 years ago, and I thought I harvested all of the tubers last fall. Nope.Turns out you can never get all of them... they popped up in larger numbers the following spring. It seems I am going to have these for a while 😂. . . . . . #jerusalemartichoke #sunchoke #edibletuber #nativespecies #permaculture #ediblelandscape #fallcrops #yardfarm #foodnotlawns #womenfarmers #nopesticides #beyondorganic #notill #restorationagriculture #farmtotable #eatfresh #eatseasonally #farmersmarket #eatlocal #eatyourveggies #delaware #zone7 #edibleforestgarden #ecologicalgardening

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1 month ago

Ornamental grasses still sway in the fall winds on the Farm! Many different varieties are planted to add beauty all season long. They grow in many different kinds of soils, they help combat erosion, add intrigue to floral arrangements, and are a drought tolerant addition to landscaping. Though not a crop, we value the diversity plants like these add to our landscape!

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Homegrown fresh potatoes in November 😍 it doesn't get much better than that! Just soil and sunshine - and none of the funky stuff. Guess what will be on our Thanksgiving table 😄. . I wish I could take credit for the timing, but it actually is just the result of me missing a few in our July harvest. A little sloppy gardening 🤗 Had I done a better job in July, we wouldn't have these today... which is pretty good feedback. I'll have to remember to leave a few next summer, too. These turned out great! . . . . . . . #potatoes #beyondorganic #nongmo #nopesticides #homegrown #permaculture #ediblelandscape #yardfarm #foodnotlawns #womenfarmers #homesteading #homesteadingwithkids #gardeningwithkids #farmtotable #gardentotable #grownwithlove #eatseasonally #zone7 #fallcrops #eatfresh #freshisbest #healthysoilhealthyyou #eatwellbewell #eatwhatyougrow #forageandharvest #eatinglocalisradical

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Just harvested organic Mokum carrots. 🥕$3/lb. Self serve cooler at the top of the driveway near the house. Located near the corner of the Knox Rd. and Route 3 in Bar Harbor (Across from Happy Clam Shack). Stop by anytime before dark—I’ll update this post when they are all gone.

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