Photos from our garden – October 2022

October has been unusually mild and many herbs and plants have spent most of the month outdoors.

We also set up our hydroponic grow systems and started planting herbs and leafy greens indoors.

We continued planting winter greens outdoors but it has been too mild to plant our garlic for next year.

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Gardening photos October 2022

Gardening photo of the week: 24 October- 30 October 2022

Bhut Jolokia ghost peppers ripening on plant growing in DIY grow bag
Bhut Jolokia ghost peppers growing in one of our DIY grow bags.
Pine needles can be used for brown in composting or for mulching
The best time of year to collect pine needles for composting and mulch.
Hard working pollinators on a warm day in October
Pollinators working hard on a sunny day in late October.
Habanero orange peppers ripening on plant indoors
Habanero orange peppers ripening in DIY grow bags.

Gardening photo of the week: 17 October- 23 October 2022

How to thin seedlings safely
Time to thin seedlings growing in seed starter soil plugs also known own as peat pellets.
Our cat loves it when we make grow bags at home (DIY)
Our ragdoll always finds a new home when we make grow bags at home.
Time to move herbs indoors for winter
Time to move some of our herbs growing outdoors inside for winter.
Always fun to harvest seeds for next year's pepper plants
Harvesting seeds for next year’s pepper plants. It is fun – but you never get the “same” pepper

Gardening photo of the week: 10 October- 16 October 2022

 Ebb and flow hydroponics is a great way to grow leafy greens year-round
DIY ebb and flow hydroponics is a great way to grow leafy greens year-round
Slim Cayenne peppers ripening late on the plant
Unripe slim Cayenne peppers still growing on the plant (in grow bags)
How to build your own self-watering paper towel grow system for microgreens
It is not hard to build a self-watering paper towel grow system for microgreens
How to grow lettuce with hydroponics
This year’s first harvest of hydropically grown lettuce (beginner level)

Gardening photo of the week: 3 October- 9 October 2022

Soon time to plant garlic again
Preparing the soil in our raised garden beds as it is almost time to grow garlic in containers again
Bhut Jolokia ghost pepper plant with flowers in October
The season is coming to an end – but still flowers on a Bhut Jolokia ghost pepper plant.
Starting seeds for our indoor garden
October is the perfect time to start seeds for our indoor garden.
Preparing to build an Ebb and flow hydroponic grow system
Getting everything together to build an Ebb and flow hydroponic grow system.