I was very happy with what I was able to harvest during the winter, but am surprised at what has survived and is growing well. Below is some rutabaga that I started from seed in September. I kept it under a row tunnel, and really thought I would harvest it in December. That didn’t really… Read More What Overwintered Well For Me
In this post, I thought I would just add pictures from the garden taken on Saturday, as a way to document my garden status going into December. I am doing this first because I am just simply amazed at how much food I have in my garden going into December. I would not have thought… Read More Winter Garden Update – Part 2
In September, I prepped some beds for Fall/Winter harvest and since I was basically planting the same seed (or seed type) in each bed, I decided I would just scatter seed them. Rather than draw lines within the bed and seed along the row, I just scattered and raked them in a bit. Easy peasy and… Read More I Will Trust My OCD and Never Scatter-Sow
There always seems to be something new, some issue or problem that I don’t expect. As I harvested potatoes, weeded like crazy, aerated beds and prepped with 10-10-10 fertilizer, along with all the other summer garden chores, my fall seedlings grew. I checked them and made sure they had water. I thinned them when needed. I also… Read More Fall Transplants and the Case of the Purple Leaves
Rain and Wind With the heat, I have appreciated the evening rains. The wind and ferocity of the rain, I do not appreciate! Saturday morning I awoke to the corn knocked down, and some stalks had knocked down my poblano pepper plants. I am not sure why my corn is not stable. Is this normal? It has… Read More Rain and Wind, Harvest, Weeding, Preserving!