November... It's one of our best months for gardening. Summer blooms revel in the milder weather, cool season flowers don't wilt, and the veggie garden can be a mix of warm and cool season crops. Since we have a small garden and, anyway, summer crops were mostly a bust, we cleared our raised beds for fall sowing. As I mentioned in my last post, everything is coming up.
It's likely that for much of the season, this gardener will mostly enjoy the garden from a distance. If it's crossed your mind that I might be trying to figure out how I can get out there and play, you either know me well, are a gardener yourself, or you're a keen observer of human nature. But even though I'd rather be out there in the middle of everything, it's still a thrill just to see our garden flourishing. And Joseph has agreed to take photos for me, so that we can all see what's going on.
For now, we only have flower photos. I admit to feeling a bit anxious about as yet having no cool season annuals. I bought seeds, but I ran out of time to sow them before surgery. I suppose it's not too late to do so? And while I didn't want to buy flats this winter, we could always pick up a few. Our winter garden would be so sad without some pansies, violas, and alyssum, at least!
What cool season annuals do you love best?
I'll post more photos soon. I'm very happy with the raised vegetable garden so far and want to show off all the sprouts! :)
Wishing you and yours a fresh and beautiful week ahead!
Sprouts are everywhere! ALL the seeds seem to have sprouted! I'm not sure if it's the timing, the little extra love and water, or what -- but there are a lot of cool season veggie sprouts in every bed we sowed.
Lettuces, arugula, cabbage, kale, chard, carrots, parsnips, and more...
And after tomorrow, I will hardly be able to venture out into the garden -- for months! Unavoidable foot surgery is going to tie me down. With that in mind, even with limited mobility and a lot going on this past weekend, I was determined to give my garden a little attention.
Joseph helped. We thinned, moved, and gawked at the seedlings. I hope everything will continue to thrive. Given the great start, I don't foresee any problems. My hubby has inherited his father's green thumb even if he doesn't precisely share the passion for it, and he knows it matters to me. Anyway, who wouldn't want fresh veggies growing right outside their door if possible?
It rained all night and still is, so I guess my active gardening is done for now.
But I'll observe and make notes, dream and plan, and get out there whenever I can.
For years, my husband and I worked at creating a series of gardens on our four-acre lot in a rural, Texas subdivision west of Houston. I have to say, it was a fantastic experience. Now, I have a pocket garden on a golf course.
From me to you with a smile.
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