It’s getting to be the time to plant second crops, depending on where you are. Fall planting means planting to eat in the fall (or winter), and a few things can start going in now. This morning I had arranged to meet Jane at the big Plot Against Hunger garden to tidy up the borders and shake out seeds from flowers that are done–poppies, larkspur, love-in-a-mist.
I was late and forgot my camera, so all the shots are post garden. Mike, who has kept our ollas in the large garden filled, came around 10:00 am and helped us finish up in the large garden. Jane had to run to get to the farm market to drop off a boatload of produce, including some spuds she’d grown in her garden.
There were also tomatoes, squash, onions, and a lot of parsley as well as peppers. Yay, Jane!!!
I also collected some tomatoes from the small Plot Against Hunger garden, a large pepper, and some peppers from my garden for delivery to another farm market tomorrow.
Mike and I cleaned up the small plot garden and then moved on to our own gardens to work. I added bone meal to some squash in the large Plot garden that had blossom rot and planted some flower seeds for the fall in the gaps in our flower fence.
In my own garden, I did some harvesting–a lovely zucchini, peppers, lots of cherry tomatoes and juliets, and a few beans. I held off on taking the chard. I’ll go back for that if I run out of veggies this week.
I made an enclosure for peas and salad greens using screen from the former bean enclosure. It may be a little early to plant peas for fall, but only a couple weeks. I put those in along the sidewalk fence and added salad greens in front. Then I planted a long row of turnips both in my garden and in some open space in the small garden. I’m thinking I’ll try to plant some beets and carrots later. My carrots were legion this year! I’m still roasting them and enjoying not buying produce from the store.
My cucumbers are coming along, and the scallions I planted a while back are coming up. I’ll be looking forward to those, too! And of course, I cut flowers. It seems a bit odd to be thinking about fall flowers and crops at high summer, but if you want them, you need to plant! Next week I’ll get pictures of the actual garden instead of what I’ve taken out of it!