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A Quick Update

What strange fall weather! Until a few days ago the daytime temperatures have been 88 to 92 and, at night, nearly 80. It has been tough on the plants.

Still, I’m picking jalapeños and the tomatoes are beginning to ripen.

The brassica are looking kind of sad.

There are two surviving turnip plants with roots forming. How can I tell if they’re ready?

I Have Been Remiss

Wheelbarrow

Working on the second bin.

I started work on my fall/winter garden on the weekend of September 6 and seven. I figured I would need about 175 ft.² to grow sufficient Brassica over the winter—so I prepared 200. I broke open a couple of my well aged compost heaps and dumped about 100 ft.³ of compost on my garden area. That’s seventeen wheelbarrows full. Maybe I overdid it.

I soaled the whole thing down before spreading the cardboard.

I soaled the whole thing down before spreading the cardboard.

I didn’t bother to dig the garden area – just left it “as-is.” I spread scrap cardboard over the area to discourage the weeds. It didn’t work too well.