Before hitting the sack, I thought I would write a few words about the garden, and what's goin' on in the life of EG. No pictures for this post - sorry....
All of the squash and tomato plants were removed this evening, and the garden is looking pretty bare now. The beans, cucumbers, and okra were picked again - and given to my parents.
I'll let the okra grow to maturity, so the pods can be dried - then seed saved from them for next year's crop. I should get lots of seed from them, so EG will have lots of burgundy okra seed to trade this winter.
One of the honeydew melons is close to being ready for picking, and I sure hope it's as flavorful as the one a while back. Man, that thing was good!
Disassembly of the earthtainers will begin pretty soon, and I think a couple of olive barrels will be used to store the growing medium over the winter months. Two should hold it all, and the watertight lid will keep it completely protected from moisture and ants.
Even though the garden is still not completely done for the year, I can't help but think about ways to improve next year's.
My tomato seed order came in the mail yesterday, and I got a really good bonus pack! Black cherry....I can't wait to try them! Just wait 'til ya see the tomato lineup for next year's planting. It's impressive!
Sometime during February/March, i'll construct 15-20 swc's that will be sold to friends - which will most likely be made from 5 gallon buckets, and 18 gallon totes.With help from the heirloom tomato seedlings, I hope to at least cover all of my gardening expenses for the year. At least 200-300 seedlings will be started, then propagated into transplants with my 2 different propagation systems. Gosh, I need to go to bed! Tomorrow is gonna be a really busy day!
Take care, and happy gardening!