The Forest Garden in Fall
This year seems to be racing by! The colors in the trees are changing and once more the greens of spring and summer are turning to red and gold. I have to say that Autumn is undoubtably one of my favorite seasons. The sky is still blue, the sun is still warm, but there is enough of a chill in the air to light an evening fire.
My apple tree has done so well this year and is still full of fruit, although it is coming into the last of the crop now. This means it’s time to pick up the carboy and get stuck into fermenting some hard cider for the winter!
The annual garden is looking a little shabby, as it’s in the in-between phase as I get everything ready for the winter garden. Still, I’m kept in constant supply of my staples such as salads, spinach, celery, kale, spring onion, celeriac, and there are even some peppers and tomatoes still showing up. Broccoli and cauliflower are starting to make an appearance too!
I’m happy to see the sugar snap peas flowering again after the summer crop died off! These are one of my favorite things to snack on while I’m out working in the garden.
It really is hard to beat this spectacular time of year. The stunning colors serve as a constant reminder of the wonders of nature and are an absolute joy. I’m especially excited as it’s finally that time of year for planting new fruit trees, which means the next phase of the food forest can kick into action. Soon I’ll be posting up details of my planting day, where I will invite friends and family to join me in putting new life into the ground.