Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 42, OCTOBER 18, 2013
Posted on 10/18/2013 1:07:54 PM PDT by greeneyes
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My replacement batch of cabbage seedlings got put under the cold-frame today. We had enough rain that the extra batch of wheat I sowed has germinated and started coming up from last Friday. Rain barrel is full, life is ticking over adequately.
Does anyone here have experience growing dahlias and EATING the tubers? I’m trying to grow edible plants wherever possible in my front yard.
Ha! Good one!
Ping is on the way. Marcella has a bunch of pictures on photobucket that she would like posted. I don’t really know how to do this, if someone would give me some instructions, I would try to do it for her.
It’s a nice day today in the 60’s and sun is shining. Well be down in the forties and high thirties the rest of the week, with chance of rain on Monday.
I have dug up and transplanted 5 peppers and 2 tomato plants to pots to bring in to the house. Will be setting up the indoor garden this weekend. I like to line the cart where the light is with aluminum foil.
I have tomatoes, peppers and watermelons still trying to ripen. I will be getting some plastic to try and take advantage of the sun shine and heat up the environment enough to try and accomplish that.
I have the bed prepared for the lettuce, spinach and carrots, should have already had that going by now. I need to finish clearing out one of the tomato beds to prep it for the garlic.
Gotta make hay while the sun shines-except I need the first frost before I plant the winter wheat. Probably will wind up planting more rye than planned, if I get tired of waiting for the wheat.LOL
Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Depending on how low the temps get tonight it may well be the end of gardening in the garden proper for this season. I picked over a bushel plus of beans yesterday and today, got the sweet potatoes dug and sorted. Hopefully it won't get too cold to zap the fall snow peas that are in full bloom. Tomatoes and green and yellow hot peppers picked and await some kind of processing... Last watermelon picked ... now wait for the leaves to fall to get collected for IF I put out a big garden next year mulch.
Oh weeded one of the strawberry beds and mulched with sawdust earlier in the week. They look really happy to have those weeds removed.
Dang I am exhausted ... a very cold rain has moved in and the plants I would like to save over the winter have been put in my tiny greenhouse. My body is ready to hibernate until spring.
How do I put my garden “to bed”? Right now, it looks like Miss Michelle’s garden.
Well that’s kinda fancy, and sure does look pretty. I was thinking along the same lines though. Hubby usually has some plastic around for his concrete work, and several of those lights that have a metal case and hook to hang up when you work on cars.
I have a small stockpile of 100 watt bulbs, and I was thinking that I could kinda do that. We have an outdoor electic recepticale on the retaining wall just about 4 feet away from the tomatoes.
It should work to hurry stuff up a bit. Tomatoes don’t do much other than hang on when the nights get less than 50. If Mo. weather acts like usual we could get a freeze, followed by Indian Summer like weather with high 70s in day and 60s in the night.
And a lawnmower.
Generally, I just pull up the big stuff and compost it and then till in the rest.
On the no-till part of the garden, I pull up the big stuff to compost and just leave it with a top-dressing of yummy bacteria food.
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Ha. No. We grow dandelions in the front yard, and roses for our edibles.
Oops. Ping to #14.
You throw this stuff on a compost pile? My tired-looking tomato plants?
As long as it doesn’t look like Miss Michelle, you’re doin’ good!
As usual, a dollar short and a day late. Have at it!
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