It’s that time of year. Well for me anyway.
To do what?
Glad you asked. To start (from seed of course) some of the tasty things I will be harvesting this fall / winter.
I have started cabbage and broccoli. Mid August I will be adding lettuce and in early September I will sow the spinach directly into the garden.
I think those four crops will suffice for this fall. I’m going to take it easy.
The 3 rows on the left are cabbage and the 3 on the right are broccoli. You sure wouldn’t know it by the look of the plant. That is why you must label them, especially at this young age.
Yes. They are leggy. Thanks for noticing. Poor things.
I am super excited about the cabbage this year. I chose the Premium Late Flat Dutch Cabbage from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. This cabbage should be massive in size. The heads can weigh as much as 15 pounds. Thats a lot of sauerkraut baby! Did someone say Corned Beef and Cabbage? Don’t mind if I do.
My wonderful helper, helping.
There are still things happening in my current garden and we can’t forget to celebrate that. **Or they will die on me.**
Like for instance the cute Mini Red Pepper. Great for dipping.
Anyone need any parsley?
This has grown well all season and could care less about the 100+ temps. Though it is starting to get little yellow tips on the leaves.
The zucchini has also done very well this year. The produce has been outstanding even though the leaves in the picture are looking a little lackluster.
You know what? Who cares about all that garden chatter when I get to tell you about my newest toy. I finally was able (thanks to my wife) to put in an irrigation system. No more late nights wandering aimlessly around with the hose. No more squirting myself in the face while I try to adjust the arc of the sprinkler. Is it even possible to use a hose without having to walk the length of it to pull out the kinks?!!
More time with the family, I think that is money well spent.