what is actually happening in the garden?

The answer is: surprisingly much!

With November proving to be unusually mild (running around wearing a t-shirt in November is probably a most alarming sign regarding global warming), the garden still offers one or another surprise. Yesterday, we took the chance, packed a picnic and enjoyed the last warm sunshine of the day in the garden. I haven’t pulled out the weeds regularly during the last weeks as I was thinking that the garden season is over anyway, so everything looks a bit greener than it should do anyway. But during our garden visit yesterday afternoon, the little one harvested some late raspberries and broccoli (which we had for lunch today). We also ate fennel blossoms as a snack (and the little 0ne left me pretty much flabbergasted when I said “Look, we can eat some of these dill blossoms!” and she looked at me and said: “But mom, this is fennel, not dill!!”. Boy, do I have a smart daughter!).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe kale looks fine, and so does the white cabbage though I am not sure who is going to eat this massive plant as I am still breastfeeding and don’t want to provoke a night with colics. There is still leek growing and red cabbage as well as some last mangel.

And the flowers? Still there! The marigolds are happily blooming and so are the annual mallows and the snapdragon. And the California poppies. These California poppies really had a blast this year. They were among the first flowers to bloom and they have been continuously blooming since April. And I didn’t even sow them but they were all still there from last year. What an awesome flower!!




The temperatures are supposed to drop within the next days. About time, I would say, as we’ll go to the first christmas market on Saturday. After all, the garden has been ready for its hibernation since more than four weeks…

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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