Lucy isn’t normally allowed in the garden boxes but since I needed about 2/3rds of the raised garden bed tilled, I let her jump in and go to town. That dog LOVES digging I tell you.
After the plants were pulled we planted 1 row of carrots, 1 row of beets and a half row of turnips. I’m hoping the seeds we planted yesterday will grow into full sized vegetables in time for this years Christmas dinner.
We also planted 6 Brussels sprouts seedlings. I don’t think I’ve ever planted Brussels sprouts before in the fall, only the spring, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if they are worth the prime garden real estate.
When I pulled up the zucchini plants last month, I planted 8 zucchini seeds in the side yard with the hopes of one last crop of summer squash. I think if the temps stay where they’ve been for a few more weeks we may just be able to squeeze a second harvest.
Does anyone know of a vining vegetable I can plant to replace my pole beans after I harvest them? I can’t think of anything other than sugar snap peas. I’m afraid by the time I finish picking beans at the end of the month it will be too late to plant peas. Any ideas?
The strawberry plants are doing an excellent job of putting off runners and I fully expect to have this area filled with strawberry plants next summer. It’s going to look AMAZING. And c’mon, who wouldn’t want to have a patch of everbearing strawberries to pick from all summer long.
It never seems to end.
I’m not sure what I am going to plant in this spot next spring, but I’m hoping to build up the area in our upper garden for free using compost, grass clipping and leaf litter this fall and winter.
What are you doing with all your spent plants? Are you composting them too? How is YOUR garden doing these days?
This year’s garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2015 Garden Seed Catalog, or see the seeds I’ll be growing in my garden this year HERE.
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