Thursday, October 6, 2011
Garden Update VII
My assistants are always happy to see me in the garden these days. I think I am the most interesting thing they have to look at all day. They follow me around and peck at my pants and fingers. One tom seems particularly fascinated with my pinkie ring. He keeps grabbing my finger and then I kick him. Not hard, like a football, just enough to send him backward a couple of feet. He's back before long.
I dusted the brussel sprouts with diatomaceous earth. There were some just ready to pick. I pulled the remaining broccoli plants, which hadn't formed any heads yet anyway. Started pulling the cauliflower, and found three more heads that had been hiding, but one was very small, so I'm not counting it in my harvest tally.
Tomatoes are still ripening and rotting. One plant seems to have much less of the blight on it than the rest. I'm going to try saving some seed from it.
Carrots are coming up slowly. The turkeys ate most of the tops, so I have to dig them.
Only 7 months to plan the lay out for next year's greenhouses. Two 12' square spaces. What have I learned? What do I want? I think next year will be the year of the cuke!