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It’s 98 degrees, let’s get ready for the fall garden

August 17, 2010

Most of one of my big beds in the back has been prepped for fall except for the 2 Brandywine plants still producing beautifully at the end. This bed was mostly a Roma factory until late July. Shortly after this picture, the last remnants of the tomato roots were removed and the whole bed was refreshed with layer of leaf compost and a couple of wheel barrow loads of composted dairy cow manure.

(((( Pressure ))))

I have to deliver; I’ve been instructed to plant so much spinach this fall that the hiring of a few migrate workers might be necessary for the harvest. The good news is I saved a bucket of Bloomsdale seed from the spring planting and bought an ounce of the same @ Ace Hardware here for 59 cents. (It was on the 50% off table, how could I not?)

If I follow the SFG planting density suggestion I would plant 9 plants per square foot, which would (potentially) provide 576 plants in this one bed.

(Oh honey…. will this be enough? :))

I also discovered that large stacks of pleasantly rusted tomato cages are almost invisible against the brown fence in the back.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    August 18, 2010 3:24 pm

    You aren’t really going to plant 576 spinach plants, are you??

    • August 18, 2010 3:47 pm


      Now you want me to waste 59 cents worth of seed?

      You must think I’m made of money….. Geez….

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