Fall is here! This week on the Howdy farm was terrific because for most of my time on the farm it was cloudy and cold. While I was working outside the weather stayed around 60 degrees F. My roommate who is from North Carolina, has been complaining about the weather not being cold enough for October and November. Now that cold weather has moved in she seems more at home. Hopefully, this cold weather can stick around a while this time!
While the weather has been changing making many students sick, the plants on the farm are thriving! I hadn't seen my garden in nearly two weeks, and I came back to quite a beautiful surprise. Everything in my garden is thriving and growing beautifully. Some plants are growing much bigger than I anticipated them to. It's all so exciting.
Borage and zinnias were the first transplants to be planted outside. As you can see both of them are doing really well. Some of the borage is even producing little fruit-like things in the center of the plant.
My sunflowers are still growing strong! They are all about 3ft tall so far, and they each have 3 or 4 flower buds around the top. I can not wait to post pictures when they bloom!
Everything I planted is just beautiful right now. I love working in my garden area even if I am just pulling weeds. With all the flowers around and the more pleasant weather, it's really calming to work out on the Howdy Farm.
As you can see my plants are getting so well established that they hardly need me at all anymore! I am so proud of my little garden. I have even been able to teach some students and volunteers about the importance of the combination of plants I have growing here. I can not wait to see what this garden can become in the years to come!