The Gardeners’ Landscape – Autumn has Arrived

October 27, 2007

While we’ve been enjoying balmy weather and an extended summer season here in Pennsylvania, I’ve started noticing reports of fall frosts striking gardens in other regions.

I knew the unseasonably mild temperatures couldn’t continue much longer but it sure has been nice to see tender crops pumpkins squash gourds.thumbnail The Gardeners Landscape   Autumn has Arrivedlike sweet bell peppers producing fruits at the end of October! The leafy greens and other fall vegetables are doing great and hopefully I’ll be harvesting them well into the winter months.

Things are slowing down and some of the garden bloggers have closed up shop for the winter, but here are a few interesting links form around the Internet:

  • Being a big fan of wild edibles and unusual vegetables, I was very interested in the article and photos of Sea Kale that appeared over at Root Cause. I had read that this rare perennial vegetable grows wild in Britain, and have cultivated Sea Kale in past gardens, but discovered some new facts including that this plant is actually protected in parts of Europe.
  • Emma at Today’s Garden Ideas issued a call to join in the Garden Rant Global Garden Challenge. Well, I am in and will make a donation to a classroom program that introduces urban city children to the wonderful world of gardening!
  • Did you realize that one of the best backyard gardening tools never even leaves the house? Stuart explores this topic over at Gardening Tips & Ideas in a great article about the online resources available to the home gardener. The article covers everything from Search Engines and gardening forums, to the newer features of RSS and Social Media, there’s even a mention in there about my Gardening Secrets E-book.
  • For those of you that don’t spend all of your time surfing the Web for your gardening information, you may be interested in this weeks airing of CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. There will be a segment featuring Susan Warren’s new book; Backyard Giants. Susan was a recent guest garden blogger here and shared her experiences on the subject of growing giant pumpkins.
  • Speaking of autumn and pumpkins, Robin’s Nesting Place is all decked out for the season and has posted some beautiful pictures of the Scenes of Autumn. I could spend all day just browsing the photographs on this beautiful gardening blog that is full of incredible images of nature.




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Mary October 27, 2007 at 12:04 pm

What a great site. I am in the beginning stages of my garden and found this information to be very helpful.

Seb Mills January 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I know this is a fruit question, but what time of year do blueberries grow? I have got two blueberry plants this time last year…they haven’t done much so far.

Also, what kind of climate do they like?

Kenny Point January 9, 2009 at 8:58 am

Hi Seb, blueberries leaf out and flower in the spring, bear fruit during the summer, and grow right into the fall months before going dormant over winter. Most varieties grow well in a northern seasonal climate with warm summers and cold winters. There are also a few blueberry varieties that do well in warmer southern climates.

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