Forget starting from seed. I bought plants.

Steve and I have been hard at work getting the garden ready for fall.  We cleared out everything except for a couple of flowers.  We added some garden lime, our worm compost and our regular backyard compost. We turned up the soil and mounded up some new rows.  We bought kale, spinach, broccoli, and lettuce plants from the Farmers’ Market store and bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and Swiss chard from the Garden Center.  Yesterday we put it all in the ground.

This morning I went out and planted two varieties of garlic.  If this stuff grows well, I will have ridiculous amounts of garlic next year.  One is a rocambole variety.  This has a hard central stem and should produce yummy garlic scapes in the spring.  The other is a soft neck, “artichoke” variety.  I received 4 pages of instructions on how to grow garlic/onions with my mail order.  This makes me think that it might not be so easy to grow.  But, like everything else, we’ll see.  Coming up, I should have some carrot and beet seeds arriving soon.  They will go in the ground as soon as I can get them out there.

There are lots of other plot holders who are working on their fall gardens too.  It should be a great fall!

Fall planting

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  1. I cannot thank you enough for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

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