Monday, September 8, 2008
I recently learned about organic farmer Tim Miller’s Fall planting schedule, which follows moon cycles, from fellow Austin garden blogger, Vertie. Sounded good to me, so I bought seeds for Butterhead (Buttercrunch) lettuce, Romaine (Parris Island Cos) lettuce, Mesclun lettuce (baby greens), “dinosaur” kale (Italian Nero Toscana), carrots (Danvers 126), and beets (Detroit Dark Red).
Yesterday, husband Kurt did all the hardest physical work, moving and mixing dirts and composts,
transforming the old Fall bed
into this new version that really maximizes the space
I sowed all the lettuce seeds, marking spaces for the beets and carrots, which won’t be seeded until September 20-21. I also transplanted a leadwort plumbago for good measure.
In the current waning tomato bed, I sowed a short row of kale seeds.
Here's the view of both beds from my back kitchen window
I just realized that I totally forgot broccoli! Hmmm---must manage to buy those seeds today and get them in the ground before dark.