As the summer weather begins to fade, it’s time to start preparing for the fall. Tilling under some leftover buckwheat, pulling weeds, amending the soil with green sand and molasses, and of course, getting some seeds planted.
Well, ok, so these weren’t seeds when I started them. These multiplier onions got pulled up at the beginning of summer with the intention of being pickled. That never happened and I put them back in the ground 2 weeks ago. They are growing pretty fast. I’m hoping to double up on them by the end of the year. (Don’t mind my finger that got in the way. Or the tomato cages. The cats like to dig in empty parts of the garden and sometimes get carried away so I have to keep things semi cat proof.)
Six different types of lettuce. Including my favorites, Lolla Rossa, and Rouge d’Hiver. I only grow leaf types of lettuce so that I can continually cut it and it grow back. The head types are ok, but we usually don’t eat a whole head before it goes bad. So being able to get what we need, when we need it is ideal.
Bunching onions. I’m hoping these are ready by Thanksgiving dinner.
I left one tomato plant from the spring to grow through fall. German Johnson. It has starting to put out flowers again since the weather has cooled. Maybe a fresh ‘mater sometime in mid November? Possibly.
I’ve also got radish and carrot seeds that haven’t come up yet. Will do several more rounds of those throughout the rest of fall and winter. I’m also planning on trying beets and rutabaga for the first time this year.
Have you started your fall garden yet?