Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Rain it Raineth Everyday

Still rainin', but that's okay.

Lettuces are doing fine and the beets and carrots are making great soups. I even found a few onions I didn't know I had. The cover crops are thriving and the chard is looking better than it did all summer.

I pulled the pumpkins in out of the rain. I got 3 big ones a few little ones and lost several to rot. 6 acorn squash.

Still waiting for the radicchio to sprout.

It's windy too today so the leaves are dancing and spinning in tiny twisters.

Fall has it's charms.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fall Rains Falling Almost Everyday

I'm a believer, summer is over. It's been raining off and on for a week now I think. The Buckwheat cover crop I planted got a head start on the rain and is doing fine. But the mixed cover crop, containing Austrian Field Peas, Vetch, Clover, and Rye is kind of drowning and hopefully will catch up during the next few dry days.

I remind myself, that most of these cover crops are extremely hardy, survivors, weeds almost. They'll be fine.

I grudgingly brought in the rest of the green tomatoes. They'll have to complete their ripening in the comfort of the kitchen. I took out the pepper and cucumber plants. And planted Spinach, Radicchio, and Giant Radish from New Dimension Seed.