Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Fall Garden

When it became evident that we probably weren't going anywhere for awhile, I decided that I would try my hand at a fall garden.

Hurricane Ike coupled with the lady next door really wanting some sun on her pool means that my trees are a bit thinner than they used to be. I actually have a decent amount of sun on the side of the driveway. That has been the biggest problem with growing something other than pecans and figs on my little patch of urban frontier: no sun.

I had the hubs build me a raised bed.



Then I took a page from the Square Foot Gardener and laid it out thus.



That will give you a pretty good idea of how big it is.

I have already planted my pole beans and fall tomato plants. There were some squash type plants that the lady at Buchanan's swore would grow now, so I am trying a cucumber, zucchini, and a yellow squash.



I planted 3 hybrid and 4 heirloom tomatoes. They are already growing. I'll keep you posted on their progress.


I also have plans for onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuces, but they will have to wait until the weather cools a little. I may even try some sugar snap peas, but you can't plant those until December in these parts.

Any other fall garden attempts out there?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geez, you're organized! We could do a garden until the kid count had risen to three. I think we'll get back to it soon.

Lee

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Looks good Julie!
I planted a small fall garden as well, just radishes, fennel, peas and napa cabbage. Fall tomatoes, that's something I'll never be able to do up here.