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Working on the Fall Garden

September 9th, 2010

Yesterday I spent the day at my mom’s planting the fall cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and leeks. They’re a tad late because my first batch of broccoli got eaten by slugs, so I started another flat in the basement. After tearing out the zucchini and green beans and amending the area I harvested potatoes from last week, we got everything planted. At least half of her garden is now planted in fall crops including the carrots, peas and beets that we direct seeded last month.

Let’s hope all these grow well and we don’t get an early fall frost (which we sometimes do here in Ohio). I’m thinking of having Mr Chiots help me make some of those hoops that we can use in her garden to cover crops if needed. Fall gardening is interesting, since I’ve never really done a lot of it I’m not sure how things will grow. I’m hoping as the years go by I’ll get better at it and have a better idea of how things behave compared to summer gardening. I’ll keep you posted on how things do in my fall garden.

How’s your fall garden coming?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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