We had a couple rainy days, but that is not going to stop this garden update. A constant, droning drizzle that is excellent for gardens, but that keeps people in the house. Most people, don’t garden in the rain, that is. Crazy people like me that get free perennials, get bundled up and go out and plant stuff.
This “Sum and Substance” hosta was orphaned by my mother in law. She lost a tree that gave it the perfect shade and did not have a spot to transplant such a large variety. I was happy to fill in some space one on each end of a long yew shrub. You can see that this hosta is a bit yellowed from excessive sun exposure, but this shady spot should turn it a deep healthy green.
While I was out there, I checked the fall garden and grabbed a couple of peppers for dinner. The pea plants are thick and beautiful. The beans look great too.
The hoop house is full of sturdy seedlings. After the rain we are supposed to have a good stretch of sun and nice weather. That will get these crops growing well. Radishes, turnips, rutabagas, kale, Swiss chard, carrots and bunching onions. This is our first time using a hoop house and I am excited to extend our season.
The okra, eggplant and tomatillos still look great and are loaded with fruit.
I was able to roast a couple of pecks and freeze them up for winter use.
Sadly tomatoes are coming to their end…so sad.