2022 fall vegetable garden tour

Today is cold and windy-a nice day to be inside!

Every year for the past few years, I film my veggie garden usually in the fall when harvesting slows down. The garden won’t be at it’s prime but it’s when I’m not so headless. Next year I will try to film it in it’s prime. I like to see it in the winter to inspire me as to what might be for next season, to see a little green, dream about next year’s garden and refresh my brain as to how it looked. Of course every year is different which is actually exciting.

In the garden everything did well except the tomatoes. The flowers were especially wonderful and for the first time in many years, I got lots of carrots. I attribute that to the rain we had this summer.

This year after looking at the film again, I noticed how much Early Blight infected my tomato plants. Usually I start spraying the plants with Copper fungicide (use to spray with Serenade which is no longer available)  early before I see it as a preventative but this year I got behind because I had Covid for 20 days and never really caught up. This is a good lesson for me especially if we have a rainy growing season like we did this year. Rain exacerbates Early Blight with it’s humidity and moisture. Early Blight can hit our tomato plants when water splashes up from the ground onto the lower leaves. Early Blight spores live in the ground and when they splash up on the lower leaves, they colonize and spread upwards. If you want to know more on Early blight on my website, go here:  giantveggiegardener.


Happy planning for next year-Hope you enjoy this video!

6 comments on “2022 fall vegetable garden tour

  1. Deborah Madison says:

    Hi Jannine!

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    Love, D



  2. Amy Ellingson says:

    Gorgeous! 🌻🌼🌸🌺🍇🥬🌶️

    Amy Ellingsonwww.amyellingson.com


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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Oh, that was too fast to keep up with. One squash was a cabbage, and the first raspberries are strawberries. I had to look at them a minute. Wait, what are they? Did you also have white borage?, not that it matters. It actually looks rather silly. We will grow ornamental sunflowers next year because two mysteriously appeared in the landscape and got a lot of compliments. I can not justify the big type that make seed though. I do not like the seed, and I do not know of anyone who does. I just like them because they are so traditional.


    • yes I agree after watching it. I will slow down next year. Also you are correct about my slip up of saying raspberries when I was looking at the strawberries. Rushing too much I guess… No my Borage is light purple. We give our big sunflower seed heads to the birds.
      Did you grow a veggie garden this year? How’d it go?

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      • tonytomeo says:

        Oh, strawberries! I paused it, and they still looked like strawberries to me, so I just guessed that there were raspberries somewhere in the background. Oh well.
        As much as I like white, I find that there are some flowers that are at their best in their ‘normal’ color. To me, borage should be blue or that bluish purple color. I do not grow it intentionally anyway. It just shows up on its own. Therefore, I will not go out of my way to grow the white flowered sort anyway.
        I did without a vegetable garden this year, and actually used some of the space for canned lily of the Nile and canna. It was a total bummer. I have not been getting around very well, and thought that I might be relocating before now. I will not likely restore the garden either, since I will not be here long enough. Well, I will still be here, but I prefer to work more on the permanent garden. (It is a long story.) We will likely continue to use the space for canned material that we will use in the landscape.


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