Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More from the garden

After we planted all weekend, my husband went over and mulched in the garden. It is kind of hard to see but our collards now look happier and we will begin watering them this afternoon. We planted over 50 collard plants and we still have a few more that we grew from seeds that are not ready yet. I don't think you can have too many collards. They are so good for you!

Above, you can see the Brussels sprouts and in the background our almost spent green beans. Believe it or not, we picked enough green beans last week for a meal over the weekend. I wouldn't be surprised if we had a few more random beans, maybe enough to add to a pot of vegetable soup. These green beans were very prolific.

On the right side of a half-row of winter squash we have a couple rows of broccoli. The round wire tower in the back if for our gourds planted all around the base. We are growing dipper gourds this year.

We do have a few more things to plant, like garlic and maybe carrots, some parsnips and a few more plants we grew from seeds but our fall garden is in the ground, for the most part. It is a chore but the fall garden doesn't need quite as much as the summer garden because you don't have to battle the weeds like you do in summer. We also need to watch for army worms. A weekly spraying of BT should do the trick there. I am so glad to have completed this part.

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