Friday, October 8, 2010

That's all for this year

This was a rough year for my garden. Very little rain this summer that really did it in. I watered it some with the hose. I prefer nature to do the watering, too much work for me. I pulled out my plants last week and removed two garden boxes I set up this year in spring (was too hard to mow around and decided to have a simple garden for next year, looks better). So I am back down to four 4 x 4 foot garden boxes. Last weekend we (hubby) aerated and seeded the lawn including around my garden boxes. I still have to pull out my luffa plant. The luffa was my favorite plant this year. I didn't turn the luffas into scrubbers, maybe next year, but TONS of yellow flowers that the bees LOVED. Such a neat plant. I did eat the plant. If you pick them under 6 inches long they are tender and to me taste like asparagus. The luffa plant is a great screening plant that will cover a fence. I didn't get one pumpkin. I refused to spray the plants just to see what would happen. Well, the stink bug devoured all of my squash plants :( except the summer squash. I got a few of those. SO tasty!!!

Looking forward to January when I start planting seeds indoors and planning my garden. I'll be back in January. Time to enjoy the Fall weather around here. Love this time of year!!!! See you in January.