Monday, September 6, 2010

Veggies in...

Okay, so it's a few days after September 1st, the official first day for planting certain fall veggie garden seeds here in Central Texas.

But we were busy with a full Labor Day Weekend until today. Today -- gardening day!

We're forecast to have several days of rain, so it was now or never (well, maybe not never) today. Perfect timing for planting little seeds so they can get some nice fresh rainwater.

Then I hear from my husband that we're expected to get up to 12 inches of rain over the next 3 days. Yikes -- my little seeds may wash away. But I'm going to think positive.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that we don't end up flooding.




I planted Calabrese broccoli - transplants and seeds, Provider snap bush beans, Sunshine Mix carrots, leaf lettuce - red and green, Brussels sprouts, Red Acre cabbage, California Bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and finally, flat leaf parsley to replace the giant tree of parsley that served as a host for a gazillion swallowtail caterpillars this spring and summer. I already have summer squash (and yes, you plant it in the fall!), basil, and tomatoes planted.
In two weeks, I'll plant some more carrot and Brussels sprouts seeds. In October, I'll put in some beets. And I've left a little room for other things that catch my fancy along the way!


Makes me hungry just writing this post. Do you have any going in your garden?