It’s been a little while, eh?
Apologies for that. Lengthy work hours eat up the few hours of daylight this time of year. I cannot imagine managing with the even shorter days farther north.
Lack of daylight leads to lack of photos.
There hasn’t been a lack of life sprouting up and work to be done, though.
I’m still catching up on the picture-taking, but did manage a few shots when the sun was still up.
Roodnerf Brussels Sprout.
Of course, one must work in soil supplements most times. For powders, I like using a rake.
This is my first time using rock phosphate. I’m hoping it helps. My soil tends toward too much nitrogen (user error through trial and error) and alkaline pH. I haven’t found a supplement that added enough of the others to get my little $3 Burpee Soil Test Kit even into the mid-range. Fingers crossed that this does that trick. I picked it up for a reasonable price at The Natural Gardener.
A volunteer romaine from the lawn that I brought into the fold, with some seed sown Bloomsdale Spinach in the background.
The Blanket Flowers in the rear side patch have been trying with all their might to push a bloom (or two!) to the tops of their stalks. They have succeeded.
And finally, I’ll leave you with a peak at a secret! I cannot wait for it to enlarge into something for dinner!
This one’s called Amazing Cauliflower.
Very nice. I haven’t had the guts to put anything in the ground (except for the existing chard and garlic). The one time I grew cauliflower and broccoli the plants and leaves were so enormous that they shaded everything out around them. And then you only get that one stalk of edible “stuff” in the middle for all that work. Also, it’s broccoli and cauliflower. Suddenly it didn’t seem like a good idea.
Hah! Not a broccoli or cauliflower fan? I’ll have to pick your brain on garlic when I finally remember to plant some. It has to go in in the fall around here, yes? September? October?