This is the time of year I spend so much time getting gardens in for customers, I barely have time for my own. This morning I took the time to get some stuff done. First on the list, making way for the peppers. I had to harvest a boatload of lettuce.
I had already worked on and amended part of the garden, but now had to amend the space taken up by lettuce all fall and winter. I turned the soil, dumped in some worm castings, Actinoiron, Hill County Soil, Ladybug general fertilizer, and Sylvan compost and mixed it all together as if I was making a mudcake. Next I planted the peppers, a bell, 2 serrano del sols, and a jalapeno.
Next in were the tomatoes. A Mortgage Lifter, a Celebrity or two, two Chocolate Cherries, a Black Krim, a Yellow Brandywine, a Cherokee Purple, and a a Striped German. The Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, and Striped German are new varieties to me.
I weeded the Watermelon Radishes, which still need a couple more weeks.
Tossed some Ladybug fertilizer on the strawberries, which are looking good, putting on new leaves and starting to set fruit.
Weeded the smaller bed, half filled with lettuce and radishes, and ready to receive more plants.
Next I watered the whole lot with rainwater.
Then went around to the side gardens, and said howdy to the onions, garlic, and shallots.
Next, I poked around at the taters growing in their bags.
Planted some basil and thyme in a pot. There is never enough thyme!
Then I watered and pondered my next garden moves. I think this will suffice for this lovely Sunday.