Not much is going on around here yet. We are just waiting for the last of the summer crops like eggplant and peppers to ripen before night temperatures dip and we are waiting for Dandelion’s litter of kits. She got her nest box today instead tomorrow since I will be out of town at the rabbit workshop. Dandelion has been rooting around and pulling some fur for a make-shift nest in the corner of her cage so I thought I would help her out. Cross your fingers for a big litter!
A few days ago we planted a whole second bed of snow peas. I didn’t much like how the peas grew up the stake and string trellis so this time I am trying out an angled piece of scrap lattice. My logic is that it will be easier for the peas to grab onto wider wood and the lattice being at an angle will make for an easier climb rather than straight up.
Our fall cabbages, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are lookin’ pretty good. Despite a few aphid clusters (which I promptly squished) the plants look healthy.
The Amish Pie pumpkins are finally producing something! This is our largest pumpkin so far and is about the size of very small cantaloupe. We have our growing pumpkins and one butternut squash supported by cheesecloth tied to the fence. That way all of the weight is on the fence and not on the stems.
The garlic that Cami so carefully planted in a row is coming up beautifully. With a little straw mulch, we hope to harvest many many bulbs in the spring.
I am so jealous of those of you with a longer growing season. It will be freezing at night here any day now. What is your garden doing? Any fall crops?