Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Fall Garden

From Gardening

It has been so hot that some of my fall/winter greens are NOT happy. They are also not happy because they are being munched on by ants and caterpillars. I caught a few in the act and took their picture before throwing them over the fence.

My pumpkins are spindly little plants that probably won't make it, I still don't know when to pick my watermelons, and I waited too long to harvest the basil. I've been drying lemon grass for tea, and my marigolds are going strong!

I might rip out more things in the morning and plant another hopeful crop of winter greens. Is it too late? I guess we'll see.


  1. I'm hoping to plant some garlic and beets here on the West Coast. There was an article in the paper today about what to plant when around here. i am also tempted by brussel sprouts!

  2. Please keep at it - it takes a few years to really get the soil right, and to get the hang of the whole thing. I really hope that you have a winter garden, to keep you both healthy throughout the long dark.