Fall Veggie Gardening


Thankfully Autumn has arrived! And with it a bit of cooler weather, or at least weather that doesn’t lend to profuse sweating in the afternoon. The sweet dumpling squash I have in a container in the vegetable garden is doing really well and even has two fruits now. Let’s hope they hang on until harvest!


Our fava beans are almost all germinated. The package said they could take up to nearly a month to sprout, though we did follow the directions and soak the beans overnight to aid in germination. Some of the quicker germinating seeds have grown quickly while just a few are barely poking their leaves out of the ground.

One of the straggler favas. This is the first time we’ve grown them. The guidebook we use for Houston said they were great for planting in Fall so I thought I’d given them a try. We’ll see how they work I suppose.

The single cucumber vine I have has produced just a couple of cucumbers this season but it appears there are more forming. Since I’m not pickling this year this amount seems to be perfect just to eat with salads.

We planted lettuce and radishes yesterday and we’ll be able to plant more veggies here in the next few weeks. I’m looking forward to harvesting a lot of what we eat out of our garden at a high frequency again.

What edibles are you growing for Fall?

Comments 2

  1. chel wrote:

    The garden doesn’t know it’s fall yet so we’re just keeping our fingers crossed that the tomato and eggplant keep doing okay until the rain lets up. After that, I hope to take a close look at space and resources and make some decisions about what veggies and fruit to try this year. 🙂

    Posted 23 Sep 2013 at 4:35 pm
  2. Patrice wrote:

    We ate your yummy cucumber last week!!!! Thank you!

    Posted 29 Sep 2013 at 11:57 pm

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