Monday, September 1, 2008
Planning Our Fall Garden
Been getting a little down lately about our garden. It has been on this slope of decline since the beginning of August. I had planted everything so early (end of April) that most of the plants have already passed their prime - leaves were drying up, vines were no longer bearing flowers, it was a sad sight.
Being new to gardening, I really didn't know much about planting a fall garden, but Matt sent me an article he found about it and, WOAH NELLY, I am excited again!
The picture above shows my fall planting...well you can see the dirt where the seeds were planted... (with my a few of my spring plantings still flourishing - cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and onions) - I sowed peas, carrots, radishes, lettuce, cucumbers and white pumpkins! Hopefully they all mature and bear their produce before the first frost - either way I am super excited to be able to keep tending to my garden!
And wow, does our backyard look toasty. Our weather forecast doesn't call for rain until Friday and only calls for a few showers at best....then we have to wait until Monday and Tuesday of next week for another CHANCE of showers. Arg! We are already pulling out the sprinkler for the front yard - looks like we may have to do the same for the back! :(
More info on fall gardens:
Growing Fall Vegetables