Monday, September 24, 2018
My favorite time of the year has begun. The light is so lovely on our morning walks.
Busy times. Still canning/bottling from the veg plot. The courgettes/zucchinni are on their last and the pumpkin harvest this year looks miserable, perhaps 2 or 3. The roses are doing their fall flush and the dahlias are still flowering, but shorter. Ripping out the old annual flowers, bringing in manure and prepping new beds. Trying a little seed saving.
We bought in the firewood and stacked it in V´s latest structure. Such a good feeling having it on hand.
I´ve been seeding hardy annuals, and the biannual starts that germinated. I really need a course in seed starting, my germination percentage is miserable. The ranunculus, iris and tulip order is on the way. Not so many tulips as the ones I´ve planted around come up about 3 inches and then disappear forever. Perhaps not enough chilling.
Still need to start the sweet peas for next spring. Garlic and grelos (beet greens) will be a project for October.
Hope your fall harvests are spectacular!