Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Progress in the Fall and Winter Garden

We have made progress in our Fall and Winter Garden, although the plants look a little droopy, actually the garden is growing fine! I took these photos after lunch when the sun is the hottest and the most direct on the plants. The turnip greens above are growing like weeds, even though this past weekend we weeded the grass out of the plants and rows. Jerry did a good job tilling where needed.

The Bok Choy is up and growing bigger. The drought hasn't broken and we all need some good rain, regardless of where it falls yard, flower beds or gardens.

The onions and leeks don't seem to mind the dry weather as much, but they would be bigger with showers on their roots.

The kale patch above is also doing ok. The lakes give the garden plants a shot of moisture at night and early in the morning when the dew falls.

We planted gourds around this upright cage. The vines will climb up and around the cage, the flowers will bloom on the vines then the gourds will grow and hang from the blooms.

A second stand of okra has already produced pods for a meal.

Not pictured are collards, broccoli and brussel sprouts we planted over the week end. Jerry worked hard today mulching around all these plants. That was a full days work he accomplished in two or three hours, I have to give him a pat on the back (he will probably need one later, maybe more of a massage).

I feel this garden is making good progress and remember, the first day of Autumn is September 22, ten days from now, hopefully we will be getting more rain throughout the fall and winter season.

Just a final note, today is the 11th anniversary of the attack that changed America, September 11, 2001. I hope you didn't know or lose a loved one, friend or acquaintance, regardless, I hope you pray and remember those who did, those who lost there lives. And please pray for our country, as this is the GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH!

Until next time...........

Happy Gardening 2012!

Posted by Wilma Smith

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