Summer is a busy time, both at work and home. So much to do and so little time, especially for posting to my blog. But that doesnt' mean that gardening isn't getting done or in my mind often. Hehe I can tell it's a busy time for readers as well as my readership's dropped off tremendously over the last few months. At first I thought I was getting boring. You know, like the high school dating scene where after a few months you knew everything there was to know about them and had nothing more to talk about so you broke up, hehe yeah like that, without the coffee at Denny's at midnight (or Starbucks now-a-days, hehe). But then I realized folks are just busy. I "get" busy.
Anyway, for my post tonight. First off, I'm not big on harvesting anything but salad makings it seems. I have let my mother harvest most of my other veggies. Like today, she cleaned out my garden. My cauliflower that had started to bolt all got removed. Seems it doesn't matter if the heads are bigger than baseballs or not, when it's time for them to bolt it's time. Gotta remember that for next year's succession planting. That said, I will definitely plant more during the fall, which should go into the ground soon. In fact I'm late per the Territorial Seed planting guide. Oops. So I'll give it a shot anyway. This weekend I plant cauliflower for fall and winter harvest.
It'll be easy to do since my first and second beds are getting pretty empty without broccoli and cauliflower taking up space. Especially after I remove the bolting lettuce in bed #1. Sorry no pics today, I was busy with the kids and forgot. However, I'm really getting excited about planting my fall and winter gardens.
Speaking of kids, Logan harvested a bunch of carrots because he wanted to eat them. I think between the two of us we ate four carrots tonight, hehe. Boy were they tasty!
Well, on the way home from work I stopped by True Value and picked up some predator urine. It's great, that little store has 3 different brands of the stuff, so I can cycle through them time and time again and hopefully keep the raccoons away. So this time I got some from Shake Away. Hope it works because I didn't use much. Instead of laying down a perimeter, I spot treated where I thought it was likely they'd try to get in. Kinda like what an animal marking its territory would do, hehe. I laid it heavy around my potato bins and the new SWC.
Finally my wife got me a ton of coffee grounds today. She hit the mother load. She knows now to ask whenever she gets coffee. Today they said, sure, how much do you want. She said as much as they had and I got 4 full bags. I've got 8 now to use this weekend. Gees, it's only Wednesday and I'm already working up my to-do list, hehe. Fun!
Enjoy your garden!