Thursday, September 1, 2011

Going to Seed



Hello September!  

The garden is transitioning into cool weather crops whenever the summer crops give up.  There’s junk that needs to be done in the garden but I’ve been busy.  I’ve been busy enjoying my new iPad, returning to lap swimming, working, and continuing to feed my addiction to  I have four days off in a row!  Those days will have a big chunk of time dedicated to the garden.  Here’s what needs to be done:

  • Harvest remaining tomatoes and determine if it’s worth keeping the plants or ripping them out to make way for garlic and onions.
  • Determine weather the watermelon is worth keeping.  No fruit but now massive growth with loads of blooms. Keeping watermelon for the next few hot weeks.  If no viable fruit is ready, the vines will be yanked to make way for fall crops.
  • Prune and fertilize all the fruit trees.
  • Pick the apples.
  • Visit the nursery and go shopping (oh dang – please read with sarcasm). 
    • Plants for side yard – Advised to wait a couple more weeks for cooler weather.  Delighted.  Thank you.
    • fertilizer Advised to use a 3-7-4 for everything right now.  Delighted.  Thank you. 
      • fruit trees
      • acid
      • all purpose
  • Pull out spent zinnias and deadhead viable plants.
  • Prune star jasmine before it eats the house.  Thanks Farmer MacGregor
  • Clean up trimmings from boxwood pruning.  Thanks Farmer MacGregor.
  • Wash windows.  Thanks Farmer MacGregor.
  • Check camellias for signs of life.  Some look viable while others look doubtful.  Still others looked dead.

Since it’s supposed to be a scorcher this weekend, this list may only be partially completed so that I can enjoy my new iPad, swim, and mess around with my crazy genealogical puzzle.

Come on October!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Sounds like a busy weekend ahead. I hate to shop----except for gardening stuff!