In spite of peaks newly blanketed with snow, down here we have not yet had the first frost of the year. We must be getting close, it was 38 (F) last night. The wood stove is going full blast today, working hard to keep the edge off.
Still, the garden keeps going. This is what we have been munching on…
The newest addition to our Pacific Northwest edible landscape, Angel Red Pomegranate. Hardy in USDA zones 7-11 means it can stand a freeze down to about 5 degrees (F). That, plus it is reported to produce sweet juicy choice red fruits! So last spring when I stumbled upon this exotic edible landscape plant at my local nursery and read all that it promised on the tag, I couldn’t help myself. I had to have it.
We finally tackled the post ‘deer’pocalypse’ fall garden cleanup. It was a little disheartening, but we forge on! Join us for a photo walk through the garden and see what we have left to do this month.
The deer don’t usually even start pressuring the garden until mid-August, but this year was just so dry they started early. Unfortunately, my grass actually was greener, and they knew it. The deer have won. For now. Time to reassess and strategize.
Hot and Dry. Dry and Hot. And the garden shows it. With the entire state of Washington officially in 'severe drought' and parts of the state in 'extreme drought' (that's us), it has definitely made for a challenging gardening summer. Not only has it been no rain (what...