Fall Gardening 1 ~ Preparations

It’s the middle of July and time to get ready for fall gardening. I’ve been cleaning up the garden and the greenhouse. The only thing growing in the greenhouse is the miracle parsley and a few scraggly mint stalks that made their way in under the plastic along with some strands of Bermuda grass. I cleaned up the work bench and threw away all the plastic milk carton used as cloches for the tomatoes…What is a cloche, you ask? And I say ~ it is a glass bell shaped cover to protect plants from frost.

Aren’t these beautiful? This set is available from saveoncrafts for $30.00.

I’ve always been intrigued with cloches…I don’t really know why, but they are so much more beautiful in a garden setting than the practical cut off milk cartons…

I also got rid of some old plastic broken seed trays, used markers and broken pots. The beds are covered with a thick layer of mulch and are ready for planting.

I ordered my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds… Kale, Dwarf Bok Choy, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, and a few other vegetables that I want to try out. We grew Kale and Dwarf Bok Choy in the greenhouse all winter long a couple of years ago. I’m hoping to do that again.

One other thing I did was give the garden a good watering with a mineral salt solution. You take about a tablespoon of the minerals and dissolve it in about a gallon of water.  I’m hoping this will add some needed nutrients to the soil, adding to the wonderful compost that my husband has been so diligent at making this year.

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