Happy Sunday! And Football Season! And the promise of Autumn! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Ours is ending very nice indeed. I planned to get some pretty extensive yard work done today, but Mother Nature had other intentions and dropped a thunderstorm on me about halfway through. Nothing like tilling and raking and using other metal objects with thunder rolling in, right? I won’t complain though-us desert rats never complain about rain!!-because it was nice to get the work done with cloud cover and a light mist while it lasted. I managed to get the raised cinder block garden bed tilled and added fresh, fortified soil in. I also planted some seeds and trimmed the rosebushes. Those poor roses, they look like I’ve never paid a second of attention to them! Remember when they looked like this?
Yea… they don’t look like that now. Imagine thorny sticks with black and brown mottled leaves and a few dead flowers looking all a hot mess, and that is what we have right now. But I’m hoping the blood meal I added and the trimming I did will be just the shot of love it needs. We shall see!
Here is a list of the seeds I planted:
- Carrots~Carnival Blend~Garden Bed
- Squash~Cocozelle~Garden Bed
- Cucumber~Spacemaster (Bush Type)~Pot
- Bok Choy~White Stem~Pot
- Snow Pea~Taichung TC 11~Garden Bed
- Organic Cilantro~Pot
- Organic Mesclun Mix~Pot
- Organic Kale~Nero Toscana~Pot
- Organic Lettuce~Black Seeded Simpson~Pot
- Organic Tomato~Brandywine~Egg Crate
- Tomato~Better Boy Hybrid~Egg Crate
- Heirloom Tomato~Black Krim~Egg Crate
- Tomato~Supersweet 100 VF, Hybrid~Egg Crate
What else I did:
- Tilled garden and added fresh fortified soil
- Cut back and fertilized roses
- Pulled spent eggplant
- Cut back bell pepper plant
- Removed seeds from basil & cut back spent branches
The only survivors from my spring planting are the basil and bell pepper. I cut back the artichoke plant in June, and the eggplant, pumpkins and tomatoes took a turn for the worse with the heat we had over the summer. I’m so excited for Autumn!!! What is happening in your garden right now?