Saturday, October 15, 2011

Planted 26 cloves of garlic today near the potato bin. Hope I get better garlic than last year. Last year the garlic looked like green onions. I read that garlic needs phospherus. Maybe that's what they were missing. Also took soil from the hillside garden and covered the potato plants. I am not going to use the hillside garden next year. I hope to use up the soil in the rest of the garden and then take down the redwood sides.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Juna joined me in the garden today. Before she arrived I harvested some vegetables, pulled out 2 old kale plants, watered. It was 99 oF today. Hot, hot, hot!

When Juna arrived we sifted a wheelbarrow and 1/2 of compost and mixed it into the raised bed. Have to finish that soon. Must plant the garlic, more arugula and the vetch.

Harvest: Beefsteak and Brandywine tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bok choy, spinach, green onions, radishes, 2 watermelons (the last two), kale.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rain, rain, rain!

I was going to work on the compost pile today, sifting, adding compost to the gardens, but it's raining cats and dogs. Thank goodness I covered the pile with a tarp. It's already too wet, even though I have added lots of newspaper and cardboard. It will have to wait for another day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gorgeous weather today!

Worked alone again today. Spread more of my compost from the compost pile into Garden #1 today. Hope I get some help this Wednesday. It's too hard for just one person. Anyway, then I added the equivalent of 2 newspapers to the compost bin to soak up some of the moisture and feed the worms. Pulled out some dead plants and watered.

Also fed my roses with rose food and 2 large house plants with fish fertilizer. Boy that stuff stinks!

Harvested cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, bok choy. I'm going to make bok choy for the first time today. I'll saute it with olive oil and chopped garlic and then add a dash of soy sauce for more flavor. Hope it's good.