Preparing for Fall

August 25, 2018

The weather has finally been cooperative! Beautiful 77degree day, clear sky, great day to weed the garden and start preparing for the latter half of the summer. I repotted the Lemon tree, and I pulled my Rosemary and Sage and put them in pots to bring inside for the winter. I do hope they survive!

I harvested the carrots and the beets from my indoor greenhouse. Pretty disappointing overall! IMG_8580I have heard of MicroGreens, but I have produced Micro Carrots! Actually, they weren’t all this size, IMG_8578but they were tiny, smaller than “baby carrots”. My beets had NO beets at all! just greens…which were pretty tasty, but, like the carrots a disappointment.

My project for the greenhouse is: 1) to figure out why the root vegetables were such a failure. 2) to figure out why things take so long to mature when I have heat, light, and humidity.  The soil is dense, maybe it should be lighter? more vermiculite?

Bees/waspsIMG_8572/ and other flying things have started to populate the Mason bee house. Happy to see life in it since I moved it from a different part of the garden. Bees have been more prevalent in the garden later in the season, although my roses did not bloom quite the way they did last season, there was a lot of activity.

So there still is much to do, weeding, mulching and marking the locations of plants so next spring there is less mystery is what is coming up.

 

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