The Fall garden is in!
And just in time. Just the past few days the evenings have cooled off and there is a new crispness in the mornings.
This weekend the boys and I worked on cleaning out the Summer garden and getting our Fall garden tucked in under the last few tomatoes and okra plant. The shade of the larger plants will protect them from the mid day sun that still is a bit warm and allow them to get a good root system.
The cilantro is reseeding itself and putting out new little plants. So is the parsley. Although it is covered in little swallowtail caterpillars. We'll see how long it lasts.
In the garden now we have...
- Zinnias galore!
- Green Beans
- Carrots that have been growing under the tomatoes all summer
- The last batch of edamame beans
And newly planted for fall:
- Brussell Sprouts
- Cabbage, green and purple
- Bak Choy
- Swiss Chard
- Lettuces, romaine, red leaf and butter crunch
We're also trying to do a better job of seed saving this year. We have harvested tomato seeds, green bean seeds, cucumber seeds, edamame, zinnia and morning glory seeds.
After a very long summer, I am finally feeling back on top of things....like I am right where I'm supposed to be.
It is a good feeling.
Oh, and if you have a chance, I have a little post over at Steady Mom about how we as mothers are sometimes called to "up our game". If you have a bit if time, stop over and say hello. Jamie is wonderful and I am so happy to be posting there once a month.
Thanks all for your kind words about the latest decorating project. Up next, but not for a bit...the sewing room (again!)