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It was raining when I got home today, so yet another day where I felt no motivation to get out and work in the garden. However, I am chomping at the bit for nice weather.
I want to get out and rip out the garbage in the garden and work my compost. It's been forever and stuff is just rotting in place, not to mention my full kitchen compost that's warm to the touch, hehe.
Once I rip out the garden of all the spent plants, I need to plant cole crops, carrots and onions for fall. That and I think I will re-seed for cukes. I ony have a few surviving plants that aren't doing anything after being shaded by the broccoli and cauliflower. Remind me never to do that again. As I've found out, it takes too long for the cole crops to mature and majorly overlaps the growth period for the summer crops. I'm thinking now that my yukon gold bed will be devoted to brassicas next year.
So far I'm not inclined to put up my big trellis if I don't have cukes needing it. The peas just flopped over and grabbed onto the succession cauliflower and are almost spent. The only other things to use them are the tomatoes, which I haven't pruned at all so my harvest will be lacking. So what, I'll get something which is better than nothing considering all the absentee time this season.
Lastly, I am a bit disappointed that I wrote an article for GardenGirl about being away from your garden during the busy summer season. Unfortunately it wasn't chosen for the summer newsletter, which is a shame since it was helpful information for the comming months. Maybe I'll publish it here tomorrow if you all want to read it. 400 readers is not 80,000, but it's better than 1.
Enjoy your garden!