Friday, October 7, 2011
Fall is Here! and Some Notes (Black Thumb of Death Gardening)
The kidney and black beans are done. I will plant more next year. I got enough dried beans for one pot of chili or something similar. The green beans are still producing, as are the crookneck and zucchini squashes. The spaghetti squashes are ripening. We ended up with only three after dealing with the stupid earwigs.
The leeks are doing their thing. I harvested some small garlics, the fall crop is now coming up.
The sweet potatoes I started way too late will be pulled. Lesson learned. The celery may make it. the chili peppers are finally turning a nice red. The bell peppers have a few peppers ripening, their last.
So far, I am pleased with what I got. I never expect half of what I got. Raised-bed gardening may be sneered at by the experts, but I live in a region with a short growing season. One needs to be able to cover a bed quickly against early frosts, even in the middle of the night. I will be able to rotate the plants grown and try again next year. I am already planning next year's garden! I am adding more beds, too. I was hoping to be able to get the beds ready now so spring will be a breeze, but I do not see that being viable at this point. Ah well....