October 2021 Vegetable Garden Tour: Zone 6

October 2021 Vegetable Garden Tour: Zone 6

Welcome to the October 2021 Vegetable Garden Tour of my Zone 6a, Ohio garden… the last garden tour before the frost! (*Note- filmed on Oct. 22, I did get my frost on Oct. 27).

I am growing in Zone 6a, mid-western Ohio, and focus on growing things I love to eat (vegetables, fruits & herbs), with flowers thrown in primarily for the pollinators & beneficial insects.

Today I share what is growing, being harvested and some pest & critter challenges happening in October. Thanks for visiting!

00:00 Intro
01:04 Flowers
05:40 Vegetables
15:49 Projects in Progress

#zone6garden #ohiogarden


  1. Anindita Garden on November 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Very beautiful 👍🌱

  2. Paradoxically Synergistic on November 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Garden Hottie Jedi-Ette.

    Looking good in October, have a safe Halloween J

  3. Carl on November 2, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Wait, loofah sponges are plants? Whoa. Not really sure what I thought they were, but I didn’t envision them as plants.

  4. Jason Reviews TECH on November 2, 2021 at 10:01 am

    how do you deal with bugs and pests?

  5. CB's Greenhouse and Garden on November 2, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Simply amazing my friend. Stay safe and have a wonderful rest of the week / weekend.

  6. Patti Fiore on November 2, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Could you tell me where you purchased the summer sweetheart tomato seeds. 6B Massachusetts and desperately in need of more disease resistant tomatoes!

  7. Jean Rogers on November 2, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful garden Jenna! My poor broccoli got destroyed by those creepy little worms! Next year I’ll be using mesh covers! Love those red peppers your growing what are they?

  8. Bree Henson on November 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Fall is my favorite time in the garden too

  9. Eric Mastenbrook on November 2, 2021 at 10:10 am

    My lone, sad little Brussels sprout plant didn’t need any support, but I bet the Florida weave method would be effective for those that do.

  10. Sharon Allen on November 2, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Jenna your cauliflower looks so healthy, but I didn’t catch the name of them. I would really like to put this variety out next spring. Your garden is beautiful, it must take all you time just gardening and it shows it. Keep the great videos coming, love them.

  11. Ronnie Brace on November 2, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Wow your Brussels sprouts are huge! Maybe you can stake them with the single stem method like tomatoes but use a rope instead of twine. You could get the whole row done with one trellis

  12. Alyssa on November 2, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Wooow!! Garden looks wonderful. I am outside KC MO also zone 6 and it has been so warm and heavy down pours here. First frost hasn’t happened here and not expected until 03Nov!!!! Normally it’s also 15Oct. I’ve tried Brus sprouts for 2 years, 2 spring and 1 fall and they were HORRIBLE lololol ripped them out. Love the garden gives me so much inspiration living in a city on .3 land 🙂…. For now

  13. Nicholas Demarest on November 2, 2021 at 10:21 am

    When did you plant the Brussel sprouts? Also were the seeds or transplants? I’m in zone 5b In northeast pa

  14. john smith on November 2, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Your garden is just so lovely. You do a really good job.

  15. Dawn Mana on November 2, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Why grow Castor beans? I see ghem a lot but wanted to know if there is a reason for them.

  16. Jules Small Space Gardening on November 2, 2021 at 10:29 am

    My goodness. The place looks incredible Jenna. And love the colors and fall plantings. The mums look especially enticing. Will they come back in container? We have had them do that in pots, but it wasnt like they can back incredibly strong. Just curious.

    Basil is large! And those bumbles are loving it!

    And man your brassicas make me feel ashamed! lol. Fantastic leaf structure! So clean and no pests, mostly. Wow. Looks awesome! Must be great to come home to or go out to just to chill.

    Looks like the holes are bugs and not slugs. Is that so? Again, truly curious. Trying to figure out our brassicas here in Zone 7. I know we had slug issues but not sure that was ALL that was going on with them this late summer/early fall.

    Did not realize Okra grew differently in 6 versus 7. Very interesting.

    Goodness, you could smack a skunk with those luffas!

    Huh, combining chickens with cover crop. Brilliant! Good luck on the tubers, too.

    Fun video and so much going on, Jenna! Love it! ☀️

  17. Akhtar Ali on November 2, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Very very amazing & beautyfull, conguratulation to you upon building a wonderful garden .It is the fruit of your day and night hardworking.The voices of cock crowing & goat make the garden more attractive and undescribable ,ok thank you ,it is 1.22 am of night in pakistan and I am watching your video

  18. Lauren Marie BISHOP on November 2, 2021 at 10:29 am

    I love roses and marygold

  19. William Aber on November 2, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Enjoyed the tour- thanks.

  20. PQSusan SD on November 2, 2021 at 10:31 am

    I’ve never grown Brussels sprouts, but yours look like they would do well with a cattle panel trellis. Can’t think of anything stronger than cattle panel anchored to t-posts.

  21. Lorraine Shobajo on November 2, 2021 at 10:37 am

    yes i had to support my brussels as well. i used long thick bamboo sticks. the bamboo held them up nicely because mine are as tall and leafy as yours look. yeah i did have the worm damage too but not as progressed. i like to harvest the leaves for cooking in winter. they are very tasty. happy harvesting!!

  22. Zinnia Lady on November 2, 2021 at 10:37 am

    So glad I found your channel. Learn a lot from you and can relate more to your garden since I’m in Ohio too, but farther north. Pineapple sage one of my favorites. Such a pretty red. Nasturtium though, I have no luck with it. Get some blooms but foliage never does well. Stays small and sparse. It is about the only thing I don’t have luck with. Will keep trying.

  23. Richard Sedgwick on November 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Jenna, it looks like your in great shape for winter with cover crops. It’s still a good looking garden. I’m going to try those tomatoes in my garden next year. My fall crop is coming along nicely. Still a little warm here (85) in San Diego. See you in the next video. Rick, OUT!

  24. Amy Schmelzer on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Are those brussels sprouts spring-planted or fall-planted? They’re huge! I set them out with the cabbages, kohlrabi, kale, collards, and rutabaga around late August or early September. The brussels sprouts are tiny, but the other brassicas look to be the size of yours.

    I am also in Ohio but had a light frost on the 18th and 19th. Not severe enough to kill off all of the tender summer crops but the basil is toast.

  25. ToneLoki on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Always great info in your videos! Thank youuuuu!

  26. Beaguins on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    That sure is a productive garden. You need to get back to the brussels sprouts and harvest them!

  27. Wout Moerman on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! My garden is already dying of because of the autumn, I think you have the situation I had 1.5 months ago. I love the term volunteer for all self sown plants, is this a regular term in the US?
    I use dried nasturtium flowers in the herbal teas I make. The keep the peppery taste and the sweetness and look great. Dried hops is also great, it gives sweet and bitterness to the tea.

  28. David Crosby on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    At what point do you call it a farm and not just a garden? 🙂 At this time I’ve pulled everything because I mostly like the summer crops anyway. Gonna try that tomato as I have lots of blight issues here in the rainforest. Sluggo, as another commenter on your channel mentioned, worked well for me this year. Stefan Sobkowiak – The Permaculture Orchard : would say you don’t have a cabbage worm problem you have a lack of birds and I’m starting to agree with that kind of thinking.

  29. stephanie price on November 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Your so lucky I am in Ohio and my weather looks nothing like that. It is cold and rainy.

  30. Tom St on November 2, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Your garden is lovely! I had a lot of cabbage loopers in my broccoli this year, will try the agri fabric cover next season. I sprayed my tomatoes with a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water one or two times per week and it really kept the early blight under control. We had our first frost here in Wisconsin zone 5b on 10/24, about a week later than average.

  31. Auf Tour im Garten // Garden Tour on November 2, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Your garden looks great, there is still so much growing in October 🍅🌱 👍

  32. Todd Vance on November 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Jenna, Thanks for the tour. Your presentation is very nice.

  33. Nicolas Bertin on November 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    We tried hugelkultur in my clay soil, and you should never bury wood in clay soil, it doesn’t decompose at all, I mzde that mistake… Hugelkultur works best on loamy or sandy soil, and the wood should always be already degraded, almost brittle. It’s not a method I like at all. Yeah it’s more draining, but you can do the same mound without burying any organic matter.

  34. Lauren Marie BISHOP on November 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Also good for tea.

  35. Sarah Lucas on November 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Thank you so much for always being so honest about the trials you face in the garden, as well as your solutions/plant varieties/research. I am a first time gardener in southern Michigan and faced heavy clay soil, septoria, and cabbage worms this year that made me feel so discouraged. I admire your garden, and appreciate the effort you put into making these videos. They give me motivation to keep at it!

  36. Lucas Y on November 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

    My heavenly blue morning glories also bloomed super late—end of September, despite me being zone 6 (Toronto) and planting them in May. Are they normally this late for you too? I love the blooms so much, but really wish they were there for longer before first frost haha

  37. Seedy Sower on November 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

    The summer squashes that vine a little more I’ll usually tie to a 4-5ft stake.. I feel the same may work with the Brussels? I’ve not yet successfully grown Brussels so idk! Your garden is looking beautiful! Bless you 😊

  38. George Gordon on November 2, 2021 at 10:45 am

    🐂 🌺 💚

  39. Damain Kerek on November 2, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Well done! Just beautiful.

  40. Paradoxically Synergistic on November 2, 2021 at 10:45 am


  41. Erin R on November 2, 2021 at 10:47 am

    I am new to your channel, but I have already gotten some good tips! Do you have links somewhere to the varieties that you mentioned? I am also in Zone 6A in central Indiana (we used to be 5b), so your advice is sooooo relevant for my garden. Thank you!

  42. Amber Ryan on November 2, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Jenna, thank you SO much for your informative videos ❤ You inspired me to grow my first fall/winter garden this year and I couldn’t be more thankful for you 🥰 I look up to you greatly and hope to be more like you when I grow up!!

    That said, thank you for spreading your knowledge and helping people be more self sufficient! You have already made a huge impact on the planet and you are going to receive amazing karma for all of your efforts! Keep up the great work and good luck with your incredible garden. With love, Amber ❤🌱🌍

  43. A Girl And Her Cows on November 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

    your garden is amazing

  44. Gardening Perth Western Australia on November 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

    The cauliflowers looks really nice. And those worms are a real pain. But I had more issues with whiteflies.

  45. Michael Marchione on November 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Nice garden tour. We are lucky to hit 50 degrees lol. Three frost in three weeks. The last one finally killed most everything. Lots of cold rain now. It is great seeing you still have a lot of vibrant colors. Enjoyed! Take care!

  46. BEL S on November 2, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Your garden is abundant. I’m in Ohio as well and wondered what varieties of peppers you showed in this video?

  47. tim's permaculture homestead on November 2, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Hi Jenna…do you have a video on making fermented hot sauce?if not it would be great if you could make one…i have alot of peppers in the freezer from last year,would they be good to use for making fermented hot sauce as well?

  48. Rachel Galus on November 2, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I didn’t know Brussels sprouts got that tall! Wow! Such a spectacular garden and you make really great videos

  49. Ann Brodzinski on November 2, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Hello Jenna your fellow Ohioian Ann, here! Nice video as usual.🙂
    I have all my onions in the ground and lots of leaves ready to chop up and use as mulch… man I’m anxious to see how my onions do, and yours considering the no protection this year!I feel like I should probably cover mine because this is my first year overwintering onions.. 😄
    My garlic is also planted and sprouted.
    I have just little broccoli plants and cabbage In the ground ground no where near as big as yours..
    Do you think they will form broccoli florets with frost blankets into the season? I’ve watched you’re cool weather crops videos, but I still am weary.. I have a cattle panel Green house we just built and I could put some extra little cabbage and broccoli in there.
    Lastly my peppers are still thriving, how long before you "do away" with the plants?
    As always, Thanks!!! ✌👍

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