I had not really planned on having a fall garden but I seem to have to have something growing. Yesterday I asked Vince if he would dump two bags of composted cow manure in one wheel barrow and one bag of peat in the other and, of course, he did. I used 6 of the 30 gallon grow bags that I had used for potatoes, dumped each one individually into a tub, added cow manure and peat, then filled the grow bag back up and covered the top with a couple of inches of peat.
There are five bags ready to plant and the one on the end is about half full of left over dirt from the summer garden. I don’t need bags this large for the fall garden but I did need them this large for the potatoes and I didn’t want to fold them all back up so . . I used them. The fall garden will be history way before it’s time to plant potatoes again next year . . if I do that again.
Most of what I plant in the Fall will not make it all the way through winter but it should give us a bit of interesting greens. Everyone says it’s going to be a very cold winter. Not only do I not want to be out dealing with a garden once temps drop into the teens or low 20’s but I don’t want to have to keep taking the water hose on and off the faucet if I need to water. So, we’ll get what we can fairly early and then we’ll be done with the garden.
It’s supposed to rain today so I wanted to get those bags all filled with the garden soil mix. The rain will cause it all to settle somewhat. So much of the fall garden seeds are tiny and if I plant them before a rain, they’ll get lost or all wash to a low spot in the soil so once it has rained and the soil is dry enough to work, I’ll see what low spots in the bags needs filling in, take care of that and get the seeds planted.