I do have a plan in case of early frost...since we're using raised beds for most of it, I can put up some covers if necessary. Most of what I'm planting is supposed to be fairly cold hardy, though. So we'll see how it goes.
I only have one bed left to go -- and it's going to be all garlic and onions. It gets done this week (I hope.)
Today John helped me get the pumpkin/watermelon patch replanted with winter squashes. It features:
- Seminole Pumpkin Squash The wild squash of the everglades...just had to try it.
- Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash
- Iran Squash This one is recommended for ornamental purposes, I read that its not particularly tasty, but a beautiful pumpkin like squash.
- Long Island Cheese Squash Doesn't that name just grab you?! ha!
I picked these all up at the Baker Creek store that we visited with JR and Ashley when we were in California. Don't they all sound yummy?!
I also have finished bed#3 and bed#4 in the regular garden this week.
Bed 3 has the existing peppers in it that I cut way back (about 1/3 of the plant left). They are looking good after a bit of a shock, so I think they'll continue to do well until frost. The rest of that bed has:
- Honeyboat Delicata Squash
- Jumbo Pink Banana Squash This variety is over 200 years old...amazing!
- White Carrots
- Chinese Heirloom Cabbage
Bed 4 has:
- Orange Cushaw Squash
- North Faulkland Island Squash
- Yugoslavian Finger Fruit Squash This one is a summer squash, but I didn't have room in the spring garden. I'm just going to give it a try and see what it looks like. I have lots of seeds left to try again next spring if need be.
- Galeux Heirloom Squash Warty looking!
It may appear that I've over squashed, but I truly only planted about 4 of each of those seeds...so I have lots of seeds left over from every one of these packets should any of you out there like to have a few. Now, on to the garlic!
|The Michili Cabbage is looking really good after transplant.|
|5Color Swiss Chard also looks like it's doing great! John just watered it, so it's kind of "leaning..."|
|Kind of excited about the purple cauliflower....all from seed!|