Fall Planting

"As the gardener, such is the garden." Hebrew proverb

Once again the garden has come in really handy as far as providing healthy meals for our family. In an attempt to make the most of the space and get a little more time in the patch before the season ends my son and I went out and planted some seeds for a nice fall harvest.

We actually started prepping the garden for this planting a few weeks ago by adding organic matter from the compost bin to "feed the dirt", as we say in our house.

We had a few spinach seeds left over from the initial planting this past spring that we started out with. Our neighbors, who have a fantastic garden themselves, were kind enough to give us three different varieties of lettuce seed. Needless to say we planted a few rows of each to mix things up a bit at the dinner table. We also had a ridiculous amount of Yellow Snap Peas from our own seed stock so we decided to plant about a hundred pea seeds to get a little late season treat in before fall. I think we may have planted the peas a bit late but last year when I did them earlier the heat took them out and they really did not react well so I figured I would try to go a little later this time around.

We have been preparing the raised bed as well for a planting of shallots and garlic but we shall wait three or four weeks before we go that route.

Tobias Whitaker blogs for Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine. Click on the Mother Earth News logo at the bottom of the page for all of his post. You can also find him on Facebook at Seed To Harvest: Bossy Hen Homestead  https://www.facebook.com/seedtoharvestbossyhenhomestead/ which is a central location for his homesteading blogs and his homeschooling blog, A Mile In Her Shoes: Tales Of A Stay-At Home Dad found here https://amileinhershoestalesofastayathomedad.wordpress.com/


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