This area on the south side of our house is where eventually I’ll put a nice walk through flower garden but for now, until we get our real vegetable beds put in, I’ll be using some of this space for fall and winter vegetables. It took a few days of work to weed through this area but with the help of my parents and husband Saturday morning I was able to finish getting the weeds removed.
Up against the fence I put the garlic. They take the longest amount of time to harvest so the furthest out of the way they can be, the better. (That’s my well and tank there…need to figure out a good plant disguise for the trellis around it.)
It looks so much better and I’m so glad I can walk through and use this space now. The stepping stones were covered in grass near Chris’ man-cave and I thought I could use them at least temporarily. They need some straightening but that’s for another day.
I stopped in at a grocery store that I had a good hunch would have elephant garlic and bought three bags when I found them. I’m following Curtis’ method of putting garlic in the ground on or near the Autumnal Equinox. His method worked for him last year and ours…well, it wasn’t so successful.
My parents were in town for the weekend and we attempted to visit a local farmers market only to find out it was closed. We were close to a local plant nursery and decided to stop in since they were just opening up for the day. I opted to get some fall veggies and some Louisiana irises for the ditch in our right-of-way area out front.
I love Cuban oregano—we had a nice pot of it in Florida. Every time I find something I used to grow in Florida I get sentimental and wish to have it. It also makes me wish I had been serious about writing out a plant list before we sold all of our plants….I didn’t. Oh well.
It will be a smaller harvest this fall than last, but at least it will be something.