Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Fall Garden

As the sunflowers drop their seeds on the ground, I, too, am planting seeds in the ground.

Years ago I discovered fall vegetable gardening. The lettuce, spinach, beets and peas that grow so well in late spring, also grow well in early fall.

Many times I've enjoyed fresh lettuce and spinach into November -- and once, in December.

Last year, during the drought and heat, I coaxed a little lettuce and spinach to sprout and grow. But I also battled the rabbits who also were looking for something tender and green.

This year, thanks to rain and cooler weather, I don't expect that problem.

I planted beets, kohlrabi, lettuce, spinach and peas on Sunday.

This morning, I found this.

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