Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Growing

Since we're closing in on the kick-off to autumn, I thought an update on the first ever Bauer Family Fall Garden would be appropriate. On September 9, Jonathan tilled two of my three beds. Nathan and I planted carrots and green beans in one bed and lettuce and spinach in the other. We're still looking for pea seed, but that may have to wait until spring. This is the first time our entire garden has been directly seeded and it's such a fun learning experience for Nathan. Every day we go out back and search for specks of green that have burst through the soil from our tiny seeds. It's fascinating! As for the summer crops, we're still getting okra. The plants look sad, but I'll keep around them until they refuse to grow food.

Pictured is one of our bean sprouts. Many carrots have popped up too; in unexpected locations, however, thanks to a burrowing armadillo. We're still waiting on lettuce and spinach to germinate, but I think the warm temperatures are at fault. There's nothing to do but stare at the dirt and hope! Happy Wednesday.

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