Yesterday I spent the afternoon outside cleaning up the plants in and around the greenhouse. I removed all the gutters I had installed in the spring and set them outside. I plan to re-plant the strawberries elsewhere, and then add the soil from the reaming gutters that held basil, peppers and chard to the compost pile. The greenhouse looks kind of naked now. 🙁 Luckily I still have a few pots to move in there for my winter garden. I’m not sure what I’m going to plant yet so if you have any suggestions, that would be great. I’m thinking lettuce and a couple root vegetables like carrots and beets might work well. Our two green zebra tomato plants are now 10 feet tall and look like those giant tomato trees you see in cheesy magazine ads promising you 20 foot tall tomato plants for just $2.99 with shipping. I wonder how long the tomato plants will keep producing? I think I’m going to plant some lettuce seeds at the plant base later this week. In case you were wondering, Lemon the Meyer Lemon Tree is still hanging in there. And the sugar snap peas are growing like crazy!
And check out the 3 -tiered stack planter. Doesn’t it look cool filled with lettuce?
It shouldn’t be too much longer before it;s ready to harvest.
Keep calm and garden on. 😉
Are you planning for a winter harvest? The Winter Harvest Handbook By Eliot Coleman is a great book!