Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Turn, turn, turn
My favorite garden season begins now: the fall and winter garden. Here you see young broccoli plants, transplanted, beyond all possible luck, the day this week that ended in a full inch of rain here at the house. This is a bit earlier than I usually put in broccoli transplants, but I wanted two good weeks to keep them watered before I was away from the garden for a bit in September. The same day I transplanted these beauties I direct seeded some kale and some chard. It will be a feat to get good germination in this heat and the very loose new compost in the bed, but I am watering daily and giving it my best shot. I had the seed laying about, and figured it is worth a try. If they don't make it I will look for transplants for replacement in a few weeks.
So, here the fall garden begins. I can hardly wait!