The seeds I sowed September 8th, based on organic gardener Tim Miller’s moon cycle schedule, seem to be happy seedlings so far, especially the mesclun.
mesclun (front) and buttercrunch lettuce
So I continued today by adding carrot (Danvers 126) and beet (Detroit Dark Red) seeds to the dog-fenced raised bed. Only one broccoli seedling has appeared because I sowed the broccoli in the bed that’s not yet dog-fenced and the dog napped there the first morning of cooler weather. Oh well. I’ll add some transplants in November.
I've been working hard in the non-vegetable realm, too. In some bare spots of the sunniest parts of the front yard, I added a bunch of gray santolinas (Santolina chamaecyarissus), along with a little culinary sage (Salvia officinallis) and Italian oregano (Origanum x majoricum). I even continued my new bravery with orange, adding an orange lantana to the existing purple lantana and verbena. Good sore muscles.
existing gray santolina (foreground) plus six new ones
trailing lantana and verbena