This is my fall garden. Those containers are grocery store reusable bags. Soil is in the bag about 6 inches deep and each bag holds about one squre foot, if you’re into that sort of thing.
The plan is to grow 8 brussels sprouts, 15 rutabagas, and a bag full of leeks [maybe about 15 or so]. All of these have 90-some-odd maturation periods and I’m aiming for a frost date of last week in October. About a month from now, I should plant kale, broccoli raab, spinach, and beets [50 to 60 day maturation periods].
It has been quite hot for a week and it looks like there’s more heat ahead, so I placed these bags on the east side of the house where they can enjoy morning sun and afternoon shade. After it cools off a bit, I can pick them up by their handles and move them over to the west side of the house.
I’ve never been around a fall garden before. We’ll see how it does.
From commentor Scout211:
Here is my garden about a month ago. All the plants are huge right now and producing bushels of good stuff.
Aaaaand from commentor Jo6pac:
These are from 4 weeks ago. I’ve already harvested one 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes (turn them into sauce) and a melon. The bells are a little slow this year but hope to stuff 100 or so.
“Only two things that money can’t buy — that’s true love and home-grown tomatoes.” Somebody on Cole’s last (BLT) thread misquoted the highlighted phrase as “free“, which all us gardeners know isn’t true… it’s the memory of all your planning & fretting & (literally) sweat equity that adds the extra-special flavor.
(Works the same way in relationships, in my experience; Monday marked the 18th anniversary for me and the Spousal Unit, but only because we spent 15 years ‘experimenting’ before we took out the paperwork.)
How are things looking in your gardens this week?