The leaves are falling, and fall chores are beginning, here in zone 6. I'll be digging up the sweet potatoes in a bit, and I just helped myself to four large trash cans full of my neighbors leaves. I'm hoping to build a 12 yard pile like last years, with the added advantage, that this year I'll have a lot more greenish matter from the garden. Question how much compost do you make a year, and do you shred you leaves. I've been thinking about spreading them out and chopping them up wit the lawnmover.
Planted garlic a few days ago and will probably plant the spring bulbs next week. It was reassuring to find that the patch I dug up for the garlic was starting to look like loam and not the potter's clay I started out with. That garlic was the third crop in that spot and the third time I added as much organic matter as I could spare. Progress is always gratifying.
I'm happy to report that the cucumbers I gambled on planting in August are producing
I've finally stopped planting new seeds
TBut I'm very happy with the progress of the seeds I started late summer
The romain lettuce planted in 10 day intervals since early September is starting to head up.
The potatoes are fully grown and flowering.
Despite sharing them with Harlequin bugs, the brassicas are growing nicely
I really wish that this chard tasted as sweet as it looks.
yThe last (ok almost last) planting of the year.pe your cut contents here.