Well.......a little bit of everything is growing now!! This is always a hard time of year for me. Why?? Because right now is the time to start planting fall crops (believe it or not). But.....the warm weather crops are still growing like crazy and we still have time to plant them too before the first frost hits. So as a bed gets freed up I have this awful dilemma of what to plant.
Throughout the months of May, June and July Harmony, the kids and I have sorted through seed packets making a "Yes", "No" and "maybe" pile of what to plant. Sometimes the decision is made based on what is currently growing and at what stage of production it is in (i.e. what do we need in 40-90 days for the CSA pickups). Sometimes the decision is made by the kiddos........"Dad, we need more melons!!" and sometimes the decision is made based on whether Harmony likes that veggie or not (she doesn't like cucuzza squash).
But this time of year is different. As a bed gets freed up now the decision is even harder.....do you sow cool weather crops or warm weather crops. All of this is a bit of a game. If the heat (RIDICULOUS heat) sticks with us into September and October then the cool weather crops won't do so hot......if the weather cools rapidly and we get an early frost (which we typically do at 47 Daisies) then the cool weather crops are the way to go.......What to do, What to do, What to do............
I have a bed ready to plant right now and I think the list of things for this bed include: swiss chard, green beans, squash, cucumbers, beets, rutabagas, turnips, kale, melons, broccoli, collards, eggplants, tomatoes.......but maybe I will wait until this awful 105 degree heat subsides.
I love the transition of the seasons!!! I get really excited to see new crops that we haven't seen since spring popping up to say hello!!!
Here is to hoping for a bountiful fall!!! And maybe a little more rain!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )