September 05, 2011
Gardening / Season in Review
This was a bad year for the garden. The heat killed most of my plants, and also prevented me from going outside and weeding.
Here are the results:
- Tomato (may get a few in the fall - we'll see)
- Rosemary (one potted Rosemary is left, and it doesn't look like it is growing)
- Worms - I had a nice worm bin going, but the heat killed them, too!
- Canteloupe (had 3 good ones, ants took the rest)
- Carrots (never got long)
- Oregano - have some growing in pots and should do something with it
- Peas (early in the season)
- Green Beans (early in the season)
- Sweet Potatoes (I think - haven't dug any up yet)
- Lettuce (3 varieties - Romaine, Webb's Wonderful, and Simpson Elite) - had several cuts from each, and now saving the seeds!
- Leeks (saved seeds)
- Mustard Greens
- Radishes (though seed-saving was a failure)
Now it's time for fall planting. Planning to plant:
- Replanting lettuce from gathered seeds
- Kale (Red Winter and Siberian)
- Swiss Chard (white and red)
- Broccoli (Early Fall Rapini)
I noticed that Amazon sells seeds really cheap ($8/lb for most seeds!) It amazes me that anyone can make money at that price! Seed production simply takes a *lot* of garden time. I wish I had a bigger plot of land to do this on!
I'm also trying growing wheatgrasss without special equipment *or* soil. We'll see how that works.
By the way - my favorite lettuce so far is the first cutting of Simpson Elite. The lettuce seems to get more bitter with each cutting.
Interesting web articles about fall planting: