Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Garden

I got the small Fall garden in this morning.  It was cool enough still that I went out barefoot and worked in the cool dirt.  That's one of the best things about gardening to me, a bit of cool dirt on your feet and between your toes, feeling how fluffy it is (hopefully - ha) and knowing that what you're doing to improve your soil is working.

I cleaned out the last two zucchinis (and man, did the squash bugs come crawling out!), the last bell pepper and some cucumbers.  There are still a few cucumber vines out there but I'll probably remove them within a week, they are starting to wilt and die back.  The honey dew melon vines are dying, too, which is too bad, because there are four small honey dews out there.

Tomatoes are still loaded with green tomatoes but I'm not getting nearly as many red ones daily as before.  Will probably end up pulling those and hanging them in the basement to ripen during the cold weather.

Jalapenos are still going strong, they are loving the heat.

I planted carrots, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower out there this morning.  After I pull the cucumbers and melons I'll put in more of these same things because I have seeds left.

I don't have a picture to share, there's nothing to see but dirt and sweaty me and you don't want to see that!  lol

1 comment:

Carolyn Renee said...

Did my fall garden last week....and last night the &^$^IO#@ dog dug up half of it! Going to plant some spinach (again) and have to put some chicken wire around the raised beds if I want to harvest anything.