Saturday, September 12, 2009

Launching the Fall Garden

We've mostly neglected the garden for the last month. The most attention we've paid to our little plot has been to eat everything it harvests and battle unsuccessfully with those danged sow bugs that are ravaging the squash plants. While we've managed to harvest 10 or so squash (a first for us) our track record of being able to kill squash plants remains. We lost 4 seemingly healthy plants, are coaxing the two on life support to flower, and continue to get vegetables from our Early Prolific.

Today is the day that we begin sowing our seeds for the fall garden. According to our CA Garden Calendar here's what our fall garden will look like...assuming the Gods of the Green Thumbs are kind to us...
  • arugula
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • brussell sprouts
  • celery
  • endive
  • leaf lettuces
  • kale
  • onions (bunching)
  • pak choy
  • peas
  • radishes
  • rutabagas
  • spinach
  • swiss chard
  • turnips
My plan to create the Sunset Magazine lettuce garden has morphed and is (at this very moment) being re-envisioned. Hopefully, I will post pretty photos in a few weeks...