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Monday, August 17, 2009

Fall Garden

We started our fall garden. I started the seeds and kept them up on the deck to keep water to them in the heat.

We had a heat wave and they had such little dirt in their pots that I could hardly keep them damp enough. I did what my dad told me years ago. We made a hole for the plant, filled it with water and then put the plant in and covered it up and then watered again. We did this at night (ended up doing it in the dark).

Even though we had 95 degree weather, we decided to go ahead and get them planted. I had cleaned out the beds from what we planted earlier and the soil was so great I could put my hand down into the bed in the loose soil.

We planted broccoli, Swiss chard, cabbage, collards, lettuce, green beans, squash and brussel sprouts and cucumbers. Everything survived and they are growing.

We do still have tomatoes growing and blooming. Our plants went up to the top of the 5' fence we built and are going down again so they are probably 8 feet long!

Our apples seemed to be attacked by bees (if you look close you can see one eating an apple! I went ahead and picked the apples to get them before the bees do!

1 comment:

  1. Lookin' good. :) I love that the growing season is so long here. You could never do that in Utah in August... everything would freeze!