Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The second wave has begun

My sister noted today that the second wave of gardening has begun for us and I agree. It is official. We now have our seeds and the work on our fall crop can begin.

A couple of weeks ago, we planted cucumbers, yellow and zucchini squash and last week we planted our pumpkins. By the end of the week, we should have our electric fencing up and a number of things planted, including more winter squash. It really depends on the weather. If it seems to be mild we can plant more things but if it is really hot, we need to wait.

We do plan to plant our seeds we need to transplant, including broccoli, cauliflower. Some of the lettuces that head will need to be seeded, too. We plan to fill small pots with potting soil and manure and grow the plants in a protected area.

Our root vegetables and peas, greens and many other things can be sewn directly into the ground.

Now is a great time to get seed deals. The seed packets above were only 5 cents each and the seeds in the plastic were reasonably priced online. We will need to buy cabbage plants and potatoes, but the plants won't be available for awhile. We have plenty to do in the meantime.

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