|vincas, sweet potato vines from Shirlee (garden group)|
I decided it was time to gather some neighborhood gardeners together as I had in my last home, so we met together the first Saturday in August and discussed many topics about getting our Fall gardens started. We range from brand new gardeners to long-time gardeners, with much knowledge to share with each other. We will meet about once a month. I'm excited about it!
This past week, I planted microgreen lettuce variety, lettuce, spinach, more carrots (my previous seeds didn't sprout), more corn around my pumpkin plants, cilantro and green beans and zucchini around the existing corn and at the base of a trellis.
Pumpkin plants, corn, cucumbers, basil, 2 tomato plants and bell pepper plant are still alive and well.
I also purchased steer manure ($1.50/bag at Walmart) and some organic soil bags ($3/bag) and mixed those into my existing soil to give them a boost in nitrogen and to improve overall soil texture and nutrients. I also purchased a bag of peat moss that I used to cover my newly planted seeds to help retain moisture.
|Soil, manure and peat moss to improve my soil, purchased at Walmart|
|I take a quick photo with my phone when I plant seeds so I can refer back if I no longer have the seed packet later.|
|Many lettuce and spinach seeds in the tortoise-food garden and in our raised beds|
|Corn seeds I planted this week and my planting record|
|Papaya Tree (started volunteer in my compost)|