Friday, August 23, 2013

Planning the Fall Garden August 23, 2013

Sky Watch Friday
Cloudy skies all week. Finally the rain came on Thursday night.

Salad Days
Sweet 100 (red) and Sun Sugar (yellow) tomatoes can be sliced in half or added whole to a salad.
When these two tomato plants first began to fruit in July,
I was getting about the same amount of tomatoes from each one.
But now the Sun Sugar has slowed down production and the Sweet 100 has speeded up!

Lettuces and peas will be planted next week.
Now that the worst heat of the Summer is over, I can plant cool weather vegetables.
I am planning to plant two types of lettuce:
Grand Rapids is a loose leaf lettuce, and Bibb is a butterhead variety.
I have not grown either one before, so I am eager to see how they do.

Another cool weather vegetable I am trying for the first time is Little Marvel peas.
The packet says "8-12 days to germination, 61 days to harvest"
Little green peas can be cooked like any other pea, but we like them sprinkled raw on our salads.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. Hi Lea - those tomatoes look delicious! I'm still waiting for mine to ripen.

    I see we've both been sowing lettuce this week :)

  2. Wonderful photo! And the vegetables looks delicious :) Have a nice weekend :)

  3. Great sky pic. It looks 3D.

  4. Great stuff. It is good to have the vegetables that yourself has grown.

  5. I love the clouds in your sky photo. It looks as if you are going to have a great cool weather garden. Your tomatoes look yummy.

  6. Those tomatoes look so appetizing. I can almost taste them! I always look forward to the first hint of fall, when you know that cooler days are on the way.

  7. Lovely sky shot! And your tomatoes look yummy! I love the cherry tomatoes to snack on too. Have a happy weekend!

  8. Nice shot of the clouds - we were working out what vegetables to plant last night!

    Cheers - Stewart M

  9. Wonderful contrasts in your skywatch photo. Thank you for sharing!

  10. exquisite sky image... we finally have one tomato turning red... many hanging heavy and green.... yours look delicious. I hope they are very sweet.

  11. Such beautiful white fluffy clouds on a bright blue sky! Lovely. I usually get pretty excited about planting a fall garden- my fav time to have a garden. But our summer garden is just now producing like crazy so I'm holding off on the fall garden - at least for now! Thanks for visiting my SkyWatch post. :-)

  12. Those are my favorite tomatoes. Pop and goes!


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