Thursday, October 1, 2009

Starting Fresh!

Yes, I know my post for Wednesday was done on Thursday, but I don't know how to change the date. Meanwhile, it's Thursday and all I seem to be doing is cutting off dead tomato leaves, pulling out corn, pulling out the last of the cucumber and watermelon vines. Pulling out all the summer crops. However, with the new bare ground, it's time to think about more fall and winter plantings. Maybe not as exciting or less variety, but wonderful nonetheless.

Another surprise, after all my plantings and replantings, the eggplants are huge and I have 2 eggplants already. Can I get more throughout the fall? I hope so.

I made a huge batch of tomato sauce. I love that sauce. It's very simple, but oh so delicious--ripe tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, red wine, tomato paste, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes and voila--magnificent tomato sauce!

For the winter, I am planning on cultivating spinach, arugula, lettuce (of all sorts) radishes, green onions, chard, parsnips, potatoes. What else can I cultivate? Any ideas anonymous?


  1. Artichokes,asparagus,arugula,beets,Brussels sprouts,Bakchoi,cabbage ,carrots,cauliflower, edame,endive,
    rhubarb, rutabaga,stevia ,turnips

  2. I thought peas were a spring vegetable???