Planting our fall garden

Saturday, October 3, 2015

As you might have noticed I have been off the blogging radar for the last few weeks. Life has been super busy and I have literally not had a moment to spare. But that's okay. I am soaking up every minute with my family. We have really been enjoying living life and having some really fun outings and field trips around our city. I hope to catch you all up on it soon. For today I wanted to share the beginnings of our fall garden.

Though most of the country is experiencing beautiful, cool fall weather, we still are experiencing summer temperatures(high 80s) But I can't complain as we have very mild winters.

Fall time is the best time for gardening here in Florida. We have always been blessed with great harvests. Josh, the kids and I had fun planting our own vegetable beds.



We have had some sort of garden since Israel was little. I can't imagine not having one now. It has taken us out of our veggie comfort zone and made us try things we never would have otherwise.

We recently harvested sweet potatoes and eggplants from the last fruits of our spring/summer garden . It was so rewarding to eat the fruit of our labors! Sweet potato pie ( move over pumpkin) and eggplant parmesan! Neither of which I have ever made before.

When you put so much effort and love into something you appreciate the value of your labor and hate to see anything go to waste. Not only has having our own garden helped with our grocery bill but it has shown the kids where our food really comes from and has been a great project for us to do all together.

The kids had fun planting their own little plots and of course playing with the worms they found.

Do you have a garden? What are some new veggies that you have tried?

Linking up here!


9 comments:

  1. Love this post - very jealous you can plant things at this time of the year. Here in the UK all our vegetables are coming to an end and there's a limited amount we can plant over the winter - although garlic is an exception and we need to plant some soon! Love your photos, and love visiting Florida too, we have family in Naples. Great to connect with your blog via #busydoinglife

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    1. Yes, we are pretty spolied! But I do wish had a little taste of your autumns. The UK is so beautiful! Naples is not far from us. Thanks for visiting!!

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  2. We've just planted some garlic here, but nothing else at the moment, vegetable season is winding down for us in Scotland. Looking forward to planting again in spring and a little jealous you can keep planting throughout the year! Gorgeous photos of your family and I love the fascination with worms my boys love minibeasts too! :) x
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. Yes, we are lucky, but we have extremely hot summers!

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  3. I love your raised beds! I really wanted to get some built in our garden this year, but it's going to be a winter job ready for next spring!! Thankyou so much for sharing this with me on #busydoinglife

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    1. Yeah, we are in totally different climates! It's fun to plan and prepare though:)

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    2. Yeah, we are in totally different climates! It's fun to plan and prepare though:)

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  4. Oh wow your garden looks amazing! The kids look like they are having the best time and it's os great to teach them about where our food comes from! Becky x #busydoinglife

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  5. We're planting our first garden soon and I am both nervous and excited. It must be so incredible eating things you've planted and coming up with new recipes to use the new things that you've added to your garden. What a beautiful thing to involve your little ones in too. It's so incredible that they're going to grow up knowing how to grow their own food. Thank you so much for sharing this on #whatevertheweather - Chloe, Life Unexpected x

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