Growing Every Season

On the Equinox, we said a sad Farewell to Summer, 2020…one for the Memory Books now…and spoke a hopeful Welcome to Autumn…Batter Up!  As we move through the Seasons, we always stop to take stock of what we’ve accomplished, where we learned, what ideas we have to improve…

We’re going to expand the Edible Garden to make room to grow watermelons and pumpkins and sprawl-y vine-y such fruits.  With a little bit of tree-pruning, we’ll have an new 24 x 8 plenty-o’sun area for growing.  The bed will be 16 x 4 and we’ll rock the rest for containers and so carts can still get through.  It will, of course have to be fenced so the critters don’t trash it, but we happen to have Just Enough fencing to re-use and the same gate will be moved to the south end.  That sounds a bit confusing, but here’s the first of the “Vision” and I’ll keep you informed as it comes together.

We brought in two of the four remaining tomatoes, netting about a dozen small nearly-ripe fruits.  Otherwise, the Edible Garden hasn’t changed much in the past week.

It was perfect weather yesterday to divide the Rudbeckia in the Peace/Bird Garden.  We moved out all of the remaining daisies and shuffled the coneflowers around, too.  Remember how my original plan was to have all natives in this garden?  Well, as soon as the mums bloom and fade, we’ll remove them, leaving all Natives with space for more next spring…almost like I planned it that way, but we know better…

Fall is in the air, all right, with Super weather for just Being Outside…I’m really digging it…

Keep on Growing…

 

4 thoughts on “Growing Every Season

    • Casey’s been wanting to find room for watermelons for a while and your garden bed inspired us. Nearby Posey County used to be a real Watermelon Capital, along with cantaloupe and honeydew, and we’d buy them in bulk from the truck farmers when I was a youngster. I learned how to “plunk” the watermelons, but that wasn’t helpful with the ‘loupes., usually go by when all the green is gone from the rind…never liked honeydew. Not sure I can describe the sound of a ripe watermelon plunk…

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