Wednesday, October 1, 2008
When I caught my dog gleefully tugging green tomatoes from their progressively woolly aphid-infested vines this morning, I thought it might be a sign. Then when I saw that she hadn’t even bothered to eat the tomatoes she scored (foreground of above pic), I knew it was time to pull those suckers out to make more room for more Fall veggies.
Husband Kurt bought more dog-fencing materials to protect the old tomato bed, which right now has kale and broccoli seedlings. This weekend I’m adding to that bed seeds of cauliflower, sorrel, and maybe arugula, even though I’m a little sick of arugula right now because it’s one of the only green leafy things to eat in the summer that’s local and in-season. I’ll also thin the profuse beet and carrot seedlings and transplant some of them if I can make more room.