I’ve been working hard again this week. As much as I’ve been gardening on a small scale for a couple of years, this year is different.
The urgency to complete my larger garden plan a year ahead is strong and I can’t ignore that. Especially with this pandemic, I foresee bigger issues with food in the near future.
Something I recent learned is I can plant still for the FALL?? Maybe you already knew that. I didn’t and I was excited to know that in my seeds collection I still had some of the seeds I learned about to plant already.
Lots of people are planting victory gardens and well, gardening during this pandemic sales are going well for seeds. I’m glad I had some in my stash instead of going out to the store to find there not any left.
Fall Garden Planting
I harvested my garlic and had a lot of space in my box to plant more seeds. Plus I finally attacked my weed ridden back corner of my yard and got more seeds in the ground!
It was lots of hard work. I see it lots in the gardening community the saying that “Gardening is my therapy”! It fully is for me. That could be a whole other blog post on that topic.
What did I plant?
I planted 3 rows of Carrots in the garden box.
A row of Cauliflower and a row of zucchini. Wire is for puppy protection!!
Plus more Kale. I had a full box of strawberries and dug some up for a friend so I had some space to add more kale plants. My row of kale only came up with 3 plants. So I finished off the seed pack to see how many I actually get. I guess my seeds where getting old.
Back to Eden – Garden plan
I have 2 other beds I plan to make. I’m making the transition to do a “Back to Eden” Garden. I started adding mulch to my tomatoes and they are doing very well.
My thing is planting in zone 8b in July = HOT SUMMER. Having to water less with Mulch and good compost over the seeds helps having to water less. I was blessed with a layer of mulch for my flower beds last year and I barely have to water. It’s just a covering not even the 6 to 8 inch layer.
I worked hard to use what I had and sifted the bark mulch by our play area. Then used the thicker stuff on top after planting my seeds.
I’ll know by next week if my seeds start coming up.
We have been steadily eating out of our garden and it’s been a real difference for our family to have fresh food. Fall Planting helps extend that ability to eat fresh all summer and into the fall. Plus there’s lots to start preserving with to keep over the winter months to eat.
Do you plant for Fall?
What do you have in your Garden?