Archives for August 24, 2012

Saturday Garden Journal

August 24 garden

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Right now, my focus in the garden is to get my fall garden planted, while trying to stave off the squash bugs for long enough to harvest my winter squash and pumpkins.

We harvested our first watermelon last week, and while I had gotten confused and thought it was a Georgia Rattlesnake, as soon as Jonny cut it open, we could see that it was an orangeglo after all.  We’ve eaten two of them now, and I think we’re getting better at determining when they’re ripe.  For the record, neither of these had dry tendrils and had we waited for that, we would have probably waited too long.

Here are my notes:

August 12:  Planted one bed of Russian red kale

August 15:  in a flat, planted:  rainbow chard, Decicco broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli, champion collards, lacinato kale

August 19:  planted four brussel sprout and four cauliflower starts along with cherrybelle and french breakfast radish seeds

August 20:  planted one bed with bull’s blood beets, arugula, rocky top lettuce mix, and red romaine  picked a basket full of Kentucky pole beans

August 22:  planted more chard and broccoli in flats