What We’re Growing This Fall – Urban Fall Garden Update

It’s now the fall season and we have not started working on our fall garden yet. Honestly, we should have started weeks ago. This year has kept us distracted from maintaining our garden and most things have dried up and died. On the bright side, more than a few plants have survived.

A list of our Survivors:

  • Grape plant
  • Blackberry plant
  • Chives
  • Rosemary bush
  • Garden Sage
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Mulberry tree in a pot
  • Bird of Paradise in a pot
  • Jalapeño plant
  • Serrano Plants
  • Pomegranate tree
  • Orange Tree
  • Lemon Tree (barely alive)
Dried Herbs from Fall Garden
Dried Herbs and Flowers from Edible Garden

Many of these plants have stopped producing fruit and won’t again until the Spring time. So we plan on adding more herbs and leafy types of veggies and greens to the garden this year, such as:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Purple sage
  • Lemongrass
  • Rue
  • and even Marigolds (for preparation of Dia de los Muertos)

Speaking of Marigolds, I am also considering adding native flowers to the garden, as well. I have been recently learning about different methods of drying flowers to use them in resin art. This has grown my interest in growing a variety of flowers now. Here are a couple of pictures:

Air Drying a variety of flowers, like daisies and roses
Air Drying Daisies and Roses
Twilight Saga Books used for pressing flowers from Fall Garden
Twilight Saga Books used for Pressing Flowers

I currently have a few different plants and flowers being pressed in my Twilight Saga series, like lavender, roses, and daisies. This set of books were the only paperback books with matte paper and a decent size in my little personal library. I just started about a week ago and already have a small batch of dried rose petals and leaves to use for my planned resin project. Stay tuned for more on that.

Okay, back to the Urban Garden. We must prepare our backyard before we can begin the growing season. The grass and weeds have taken over the entire garden! My guess is that we will have to spend an entire weekend getting the backyard ready for our fall garden. Our goal is to better position our raised garden beds to utilize the space. Our first outline of the garden was a bit scattered and random, even. We just need a weekend of cooler temperatures to motivate us to get the job done. I can’t wait!

Here are six other edible plants to start growing this fall season for Zone 9:

  • Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Beets
  • Broccoli

We’re growing in Zone 9b! How is your garden doing? We’d love to see what everyone is growing this fall season!

Urban Edible Garden with Serrano Peppers and Harvest Herbs and Flowers

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