Vince has worked so hard this weekend getting the fall garden ready to plant.
Because of the loofah, Japanese okra, yacon and Jerusalem artichokes are still growing, we’re having to plant the new garden in spots around those things.
A very good and hard working friend came over Sunday afternoon and even though it was blazing hot, we planted four different kinds of lettuce, two kinds of spinach, kale, carrots, beets, and chard. In the next day or so, we plan to start arugula, radicchio, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts in pots and try to get them growing before putting them in the ground. I haven’t had much luck here with any of those things so instead of wasting garden space on something that isn’t going to grow, I’ll start them in pots and if they seem to be growing, I’ll transplant them.
A bunch of plants were repotted into larger pots. The ginger is growing like crazy and I could have harvested some root but didn’t. All of the plants had small roots/rhizomes that looks like the ginger I buy in the grocery store but I wanted it to grow bigger so I didn’t harvest any of it.
We also bought 6 tomato plants and I repotted those, as well as three that had popped up in the compost bins, so we have 9 tomatoes to try to grow in the greenhouse this winter, along with one new basil plant and 2 older, kinda sad looking basil plants.
No matter how disappointed I was in the summer garden, it’s still exciting to get back to playing in the dirt. I have high hopes for the fall garden!