Monday, August 10, 2009

Fall Garden

Ideas for Fall Garden Plantings:
(may try a bed of tomatoes, squash and zuchini, green beans)

Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Collards
Cucumbers
Kale
Lettuce (leaf and head)
Mustard greens
Onions
Radishes
Spinach
Turnips

Maybe my fall garden will be better. I like fall anyway. I always have more energy in fall.

Garden Fail 2009

One would think that with a year that started out extremely wet, our garden's would have been fabulous this year. Not true. What started as a delay in planting due to time constraints and bad weather became a battle against humidity, squash bugs, mildew, blossom rot and black stalkage that I have no clue about.

I finally gave up. I had two or three weeks of excellence and I finally got tired of the battle. I have put up 9 quarts of green beans, 5 quarts of tomatoes (which I had to buy at the farmer's market), 20 bags of zuchini/squash stirfry, and we had an abundance of cucumbers that I didn't do anything with.

My garden is embarrassing. It came in fast and hard before anyone else had the goods...but it also died fast and hard. I'm ready to rip it all out and put in a fall garden but the heat and humidity are wearing me down. I don't have the energy or desire to fight this again this year. I need to step it up though.

I'm in the cooking mood. My yard is horrid. My favorite season is around the corner.