• Last spring my garden is alive after along winter sleep. Plenty of work to be done. Planted many vegetable seedlings grown in the greenhouse. Lettuce, carrot (sowed direct into the ground), collard, kale, Swiss chard, corn, pumpkin, potato, beet, summer squash, tomato and leek. The garden is doing great. Just yesterday I harvested several zuccinni. Right away I made zuccinni chocolate cake. It is always a joy to be able to harvest from your own garden and cook with the vegetable that you grow yourself. Gardening is an excellent exercise for body and mind. Regardless how big or small your garden is.
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Autumn Harvest and Cleaning The Garden


The month September through November is my busiest time of the year.   Cleaning the garden before winter sets in.  Harvesting fruit and vegetables  was average not as good as last year.    So far the best crop are zucchini, lettuce, collard , mustard green and carrot.  Tomato and pumpkin a disappointment.  From the orchard apple and plum fare very well.  Bosc and Bartlett pear a failure so few fruit on the trees. Blueberries and strawberries a bumper crop.  Made lots of jam. Raspberries a total failure all plants succumb to fungus disease.    Year 2010 not a good one for gardening.  I hope to have a better crop next year.  

Mustard Greens


To do list  in September: 

  • Cleaning the greenhouse for winter use
  • A good time to plant lawns
  • Plant or transplant rhododendrons, iris
  • Plant garden cover crops as garden harvested.  Spread manure or compost over unplanted garden areas.
  • Pick and store winter squash, mulch carrot rows for winter harvesting.
  • Spray holly for leaf and twig blight, blueberries for stern canker.
  • Plant daffodils,tulips, crocus for spring bloom.  Work calcium and phosphorous into the soil below the bulbs.
  • Bring houseplants indoors after cleaning and repotting
  • Pick green tomatoes and ripen indoors if frost threatens.
  • Use stakes to support tall flowers and to keep them from blowing over in high winds.
  • Put out bait for slugs
  • Treat lawn weeds now, remove thatch from old lawns.

Sumer squash


Carrot, Beetroot and Pepper


Happy gardening……..