Loving this (mostly smoke-free) harvest season!

Just a catch up for those who know how much I love gardening…

Here are some shots of new faces in my flower garden:

Top left to right: Scabiosa, plumbago, spider zinnia. Center left to right: Yellow-eyed daisy, painted daisy, old-fashioned zinnias. Bottom left to right: Godetia, caryopteris.




Check out my early crops! Proud to report these were all grown from seed in my garage (the onions from sets).

Top left: Broccoli, poblano pepper, zucchini, cucumber, kohlrabi. Top center: Tomatoes (2 kinds), cucumber, eggplant. Top right: Red, yellow, white onions. Bottom: Cherry Ember tomatoes.


And just yesterday, I planted my fall garden (or at least the start of it… more successions to follow):

Top left: Green beans on trellis, three kinds of carrots. Top right: Leeks, dill, scallions. Bottom left: beets, arugula, spinach. Bottom right: Three kinds of lettuce, parsnips, watermelon radishes.



It felt great to have the wildfire smoke pass (just three days so far this year), welcome a little rain, and spend some time on a cooler, cloudy day getting these seed babies into the ground.

I’ll be finally planting my front yard soon. That’s the part where the horsetails have been invasive. It’s taken three seasons to overcome these rascals (and they’re not entirely gone, but… ) I’ll plant this long section of yard with some great specimens I’ve been collecting just as soon as I can get a handle on my recent flareup off MS symptoms (that is a subject for another blog post).

Update: More coming on the MS situation soon. Since I wrote and scheduled this post, some things have worsened. Keep your fingers crossed this is just another pseudoflare like the one I had in August and not the real thing.)

Meanwhile, I’m now in full-blown harvest mode for tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, kohlrabi, peppers, onions, cucumber, zucchini, and Amsterdam celery. I hope to winter over my broccoli, kohlrabi, Amsterdam celery, oregano, thyme, parsley, tarragon, marjoram, and chives.

So much to do in the fall!

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