So, inspired after all the incredible rainfall and cool weather, I was motivated to get my garden in great shape for my favorite, gardening season, Fall and Winter. So much to do. In the two smallish raised beds on the side of the house, are tomatoes and peppers. The peppers are still rocking right along. The tomatoes have struggled, but I think I’ve got a good mix to keep providing tomatoes for at least a couple of months. The pepper garden will be cleaned out in November, and will become a dedicated strawberry garden, once I get the soil amended.
The 24′ garden in the back, has Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, my very favorite variety, in 3 stages of planting, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, green beans and eggplant. I don’t even like eggplant, but I’m going to try to love it, because it is easy to grow. Now is a great time for cauliflower transplants, but I hate cauliflower. I have seeds for spinach, carrots, radishes, snap peas and spinach which will go into the new bed tomorrow.
I was reminded of what is perhaps an old wive’s tale today, but who knows – to shake the tomato plants to get them to pollinate. So, as traffic drove by this afternoon, I was gently shaking my tomato plants, which looked crazy, I’m sure. Several have put on new fruit since the cool nights, so I’ll do anything.
Will order onions next month, strawberries in December. Gotta keep ahead of the game… So much to do…