With all the great weather we’ve had this summer it will be interesting to see how long our tomatoes last. Usually by this time of year the tomato plants have all died back and everything is dead. But not this year. At this rate we might still be picking fresh tomatoes in October. I guess only time will tell.
Last week I planted one of the garden boxes with Brussels sprouts, carrots, beets and turnips. This is my first year starting Brussels sprouts in the fall so I am a little unsure of they will do.
Once the weather cools down a little bit more and the leaves from the root crops I planted emerge I’ll cover the garden box with leaf much to help protect the tender seedlings on chilly nights. I LOVE growing root crops in the winter.
And last but not least, the wisteria I planted in May is taking it’s own sweet time climbing up the trellis. You probably can’t see it in the photo but I have twine wrapped around the base of the wisteria and it runs up to the top of the trellis. We have planted wisteria at our last few houses and it seems like the first year it hardly grows at all. But once it gets going… watch out because it really takes off and needs to be pruned twice a year.
Well that’s what is happening in our garden… how are things coming along in yours?
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.