The fall itch

It has been almost two months since the temperatures rose above 100 here in Fort Worth. It has been the same amount of time since I’ve done any extensive work in the garden. The nut sedge has taken over and is nearing a foot tall in some areas. Amazingly, the St. Augustine grass hasn’t done too much in taking over. I was out picking another lot of tabasco peppers on Sunday and realized how close it was to the fall planting season. I mean, in a little over a month the hot temperatures will have broke and then it’s on. Garlic will be put in the ground on September 22. Carrots and lettuce and cabbage and rutabaga and peas and and and…..

With the cooler temps my yard will have a chance to come back to life and have some good green color for a few months, turning cool in the evening hours to give my toes a chill.

I totally cannot wait.

In fact, it looks like the multiplier onions know that its getting close too. I noticed a few had started to sprout over the weekend. I went ahead and put them in the ground knowing that it was still several weeks until I should plant them, but when nature is trying to tell you something you better listen.


The multipliers


Potato onions

Got the itch? I do.

Comments 2

  1. Misti wrote:

    Yeah. I’m tired of summer gardening. I don’t even care anymore. I planted stuff a week ago and haven’t been back since.

    Posted 08 Aug 2012 at 11:15 pm
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    I’m over summer. Ready for fall and its fruits, but I don’t plan on planting anything myself.

    Posted 08 Aug 2012 at 11:19 pm

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