Thursday, September 4, 2014


We've crossed over the Labor Day bridge and entered the doors of Sooncomefall. It's that weird time when part of the week is in the 90's and the other is in the 70's. You may see the first Sycamore leaves on the ground and Buckeyes and Pin Oak acorns start to drop. The garden is still bursting at the seams, but you've got winter on your mind. Must prep. 

If you haven't saturated all of your garden space, now is the time for Interplanting. 

This summer I planted cilantro & celery seed in this pot. I hardly even noticed a celery plant in here
until the cilantro threw in the towel. Now this celery is doing fabulously 
and will probably overwinter in a cold frame or hoophouse.

I interplanted below this Bell Pepper plant. 
I'll probably replant these seedlings when they are big enough.
It's hard to tell but there are little kale seedlings here. 

I dug up a new bed in hope of making this 1 of several cold frames
along the south side of the garage. 
Aside from seeding here- kale, pak choi, spinach & carrots, I stuck these
4 cauliflower plants from Dintelmann's. 

Interplanted broccoli between the tomatoes, habaneros and bell peppers

Another new cleaned up space for a future
cold frame. Planted by row: cilantro, turnip, mixed carrots,
dwarf siberian kale, parsley root, rutabaga, collard and purple carrots.
south side of garage

What's in Bloom
 Rigid Goldenrod & Brown Eyed Susans

 Short's Aster

Gray Goldenrod with Bumble

Putting Up or Putting By
Roasted tomato, garlic, onion, pepper & jalapeno salsa
into the freezer

It's THAT time again. I'm always mentally ready for the next season.
Let's see if I can get the garden ready. 

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