Back in mid August during the peak of the regular growing season we did a walkabout with the camera capturing images around our edible landscape. Having had our first frost things are begining to wind down so we thought this was a good oppertunity to look back and share some photos.
Facing the entrance of the main raised bed Brussels Sprouts hide the entrance into the center patio. At this point the pergola over the patio is completely covered by the tomato plants creating a cave like feel from the inside. We often enjoyed breakfasts in our hidden patio.
Our tomato harvests were simply bountiful in August. We pulled our tomato plants this week so it wont be until next year that images like this are found around landscape.
We left a couple of our artichokes to grow beyond edible size to watch them flower. Just stunning!
Growing out of the raised bed, down the wall, and into the walk petite watermelons were both beautiful and tasty treats.
A little overgrown with squashes the compass bed provided fantastic zucchini, and patty pan squashes along with copious amounts of basil all summer long.
Looking into the back by the garage we grew beans and cucumbers on the kiwi pergola since the kiwi plant wont not need the full space for another year or two. The gorgeous red plants in the foreground are amaranth. In addition to adding some color is a wonderful edible grain. We will probably incorporate more of this around the yard next year.
Lastly our espaliered fruit trees are starting to take shape. By this time next year we expect the belgian fence to really be clear and filled out.