Thurs. Sept. 10, 2020: It’s Starting To Fade

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Waning Moon Third Quarter in Gemini

Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, Mars Retrograde

Hot, humid, cloudy 

Not much to report in the garden. I’ve been delighted that hummingbirds and beautiful Tiger moths visit.

The tomatoes are finally ripening. They are delicious. I’m so delighted with them.

I’m pulling out the Tiger Lily stalks as they brown. The leaves are browning, too, and when all the chlorophyll is back in the bulbs, I’ll cut back the dead leaves, too. The grass hasn’t grown much and doesn’t need to be mowed.

We had a very short growing season this year.

In a couple of weeks, I’ll get chrysanthemums for the front of the house. We’ll take the geraniums in and have the mums out on the doorstep. I’m not yet sure if I’m going to bring the small trees back around and decorate them for Samhain, or wait and decorate them for Yule.

I’m already thinking ahead to what I want for next year’s garden. I think I’ll get seeds from Johnny’s and Kitchen Garden rather than Botanical Interests, because the Botanical Interest seeds were a disappointment this year, except for the pollinators.

There will be a lot of changes to next year’s garden, that’s for sure.

One of the things I want to do is print out calendar sheets and make an overall plan about when to plant what. I have my calendar with planting days for next year, which will help.

I planted things late, during lockdown, mostly because I was so overwhelmed by all things pandemic. I really do need to start a lot of the seeds inside in February, even the ones that don’t like to be transplanted. I have to figure out how to start them in their permanent pots – I mean, I know HOW – stick the seeds in the soil – but where to put them so they can sprout.

I definitely want to plant more Asian vegetables next year, and more herbs. This was a good year for cucumbers and beans and basil, but a bad year for tomatoes. Who knows what will thrive next year?

I also have to be more conscious of planting more of what we like to eat – yes, the tomatoes and cucumbers, but also zucchini and spinach and eggplant and other things. If I can figure out the room, I’d also like to try potatoes.

In the meantime, I want to put the garden to bed properly this year. Not just sort of let it all fade away, like I’ve done the past few years.

How’s your garden growing?

 

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