Oak Hill Cottage Garden - October 2019
It's starting to get colder, but I keep on working in the garden. I'm celebrating fall in Oak Hill Cottage Garden by planting garlic!
October was a really rainy month for us. We rarely notice the excess of water in the kitchen garden though, most of it just trickles down to the little swamp next to the pasture right by the garden. Oak Hill Cottage though, well that's another story. It gets incredibly wet! The water basically gushes down the hill and the water from the roof creates little streams by my driveway, which just looks like a muddy chaos by now. I'm going to have to do something about this next year.
Despite the weather, I wanted to keep gardening of course! So I went out to plant my garlic in the muddy soil. I'm happy that I invested in a GoPro camera to document this project.
I don't want to brag, but I have to say that I'm quite good at growing some vegetables. Growing your own food is just such an amazing feeling. I think that gardening might just be my forte, right after mothering of course. My favorite is cabbage! So, I guess it doesn't come to anyone's surprise that I decided to grow lots of it, plus plenty of broccoli here on the hill. This time, for a late harvest.
The variety is called Baby Matsuri and I usually grow it in summer at home in the kitchen garden. This year is my first time growing it for a later harvest though, but I'm a bit disappointed that it wasn't as hardy as some of my other varieties. I'm going to tell you a bit more about how to spot frost damage in the video below:
Here are some other pictures from October:
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