Thursday, August 18, 2011

Garden Chores for August and September.

Well, the garden is finished with most of it's bounty. I still have herbs, leeks, peppers and a few tomatoes. But the heat has really taken its toll on the garden. So the next couple of weeks is all about transitioning the garden to the fall.

First we add some compost and fork the compost into the soil to rebuild up the soil's nutrient level. 

 Next I will plant several different types of lettuce, arugula and spinach. The seeds can be directly sown into the soil, if I can get the soil below 85 degrees. I may need to mulch or shade the seeds. 

We will replant some peas, carrots and some broccoli. 

The fall is the busiest time of the year for a perennial gardener. Although the flowers have been consistently watered, dead-headed and fed all summer, next month is prepping some perennials for dividing, new perennial planting and all the bulbs that will need to be placed. Tulips can be spotty for coming back in Tennessee, so I will plant new bulbs in the existing tulip beds.

Next year, I am planting a cutting garden so the greenhouse needs some new glass, a pristine cleaning and new shelving. 

What are you planting this fall?

1 comment:

  1. it is still too hot in Texas to your green house


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