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posted by [personal profile] ebonypearl at 06:13pm on 13/08/2009

So,I got a few more kiddie wading pools so I can get a fall garden in.

I've got a new tomato up and almost ready to transplant.My fall peas and beans are sprouting in their beds. The fall radishes and lettuces are planted, and I've got the strawberries moved to their new bed. Here's hoping the roly polies don't follow.

With the extra pools, I'll put in a perennial herb garden and a dedicated basil bed.

My blueberries gave up their harvest, but the heat did permanent damage to them. Perhaps next spring,I'll try them in a different location and be better prepared for the extreme heat waves we get up here. A burlap canopy and a water bag will both be helpful.

One thing I want to investigate next year is using horse water troughs as kind of "earth boxes" - a blend between hydroponics and a soil garden. They are 2' deep, 6' long and 2' wide, so they'll be good for root crops like carrots, parsnips, beets,and such.

And next week, I check my potatoes to see how well they've done. I'm glad I only did 3 bags this year, because the bags I used were too small. The potatoes had to be flailed early,so I doubt I'll get the size crops I've gotten in the past. Since the potato blight never reached here (too dry, too hot), I should still have a decent crop anyway - maybe 15 pounds per bag instead of the usual 20 pounds per bag.

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