Archives for August 10, 2012

Saturday Garden Journal (on Friday)

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(dragon tongue beans)

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(bed planted with lettuce and beets)

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(kennebec potatoes)

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(green fleshed pineapple melon)

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(this is probably a georgia rattlesnake watermelon, with my shoe thrown in for perspective)

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(sugar pie pumpkin)

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(another sugar pie pumpkin)

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(in foreground watermelon mixed with jarrahdale squash that I am really fighting for.  last year the squash bugs destroyed these early in the season)

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(delicata winter squash)

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(blackeyed peas)

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(dragon tongue beans)

August 10 garden journal
I’ve started thinking about my fall garden, and the reasons that I don’t usually have much of one.  I realized that the reason is that in my mind a fall garden is one planted in the fall!  Noooooo, Ginny.  Many fall crops are actually planted during the hottest days of summer it seems, when you really don’t want to be hanging in the garden.  If you have been missing the boat like me, you can find information on planting fall crops here.  And here are some fall planting guides by region.

So that being said, here is what I have planted in the past week, for my FALL garden:

August 6, 2012:  bull’s blood beets and rocky top lettuce mix planted in the garden

August 7, 2012:  early purple sprouting and calabrese green sprouting broccoli, purple top white globe turnips, mammoth red rock cabbage, sweet basil, and violas planted in flats.

August 10, 2012:  beets and lettuce sprouting!

I woke today at 6 a.m. to work in the garden and get more planting done, but was met with pouring rain.  I knit instead.

There is a lot going on in my garden though, and I am excited about it.  We’re still stalking the squash bugs, and are picking them and their eggs off as quickly as we can.

How about your garden?  Are you planting for fall?