Hello and welcome to Northern Homestead ‘End of Season’ garden update. It’s Fall 2018 and time for another video update. If you are new to our blog, you might want to know that we have garden updates since 2012. You can find them all tagged under Our Garden.
Summer went by way too quickly. Harvesting the summer bounty is a real joy. In this update, we show you around in the greenhouse, garden, and indoor garden.
Along with other goodies, we harvested sweet potatoes that we grew in our cold climate and short growing season.
At the end of the season, we do not just harvest, we also plant. Here is more on growing overwintering spinach in Zone 3.
The geodesic dome greenhouse is still producing owing to the passive heating and cooling system. And the indoor garden is getting ready to be our main growing space for the winter. See also a greenhouse for winter growing.
We hope you enjoy the update. If you can’t see the video below then you can find it here.
We would love to hear what has been successful in your garden this past season. Let us know by a comment below.
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Sheri Cline says
Jakob & Anna you both did a fabulous job this year! I have to say I’m amazed with your peppers! I got a bit lucky with volunteer tomatoes that came up in some compost “in the right place” that gave me a small but delicious little harvest. My white onions did horrible this year, I’ve heard a few other gardeners say the same. All the squashes did wonderful and all the berries and fruit trees were loaded. I purchased an electric chipper to handle my tree and berry prunings. This will help to cut down on some of the longer term composting piles. I’ll still use containers for the softer stuff. Cheers!
Thank you, Sheri! Sounds like you too had a great garden year. Some of our onions didn’t do as well either, but I thought it was due to them being in a new garden spot. Having an electric chipper must be great. There is never enough compost in the garden.
Sheri Cline says
The “Earthwise” chipper was not too expensive and and it was delivered right to my door. It likes to grind tougher materials like tree branches, hard garlic stalks, berry canes (love that!) but leafy material tends to bind it up. The leafy stuff can be put into a compost bin. I had also thought that the onion failure was due to also being in a different spot but now I’m not so sure with so many having had the same out come. It was a cool spring and we really didn’t have that great of a summer with prolonged warm growing days. The zucchini is done, several days of drizzle did them in, I’m hoping my butternut squash will make it to maturity.