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Fall Vegetable Garden
Now that October is here, most of our temperatures will be below 100 F (38 C) during the day, and the nights will finally cool off into the 60's and 70's. So over the past week I have put in my fall vegetable garden. I purchased one Early Girl tomato plant and two zucchini plants.
I have two rhubarb chard plants from my spring garden plantings that managed to stay alive through the heat of the summer, and they are growing again. I also have planted more chard seeds.
From seed packets left over from my spring garden, I planted organic buttercrunch lettuce, a couple of rows of loose leaf lettuces like black seeded simpson, royal oakleaf, and green and maroon lettuce called prizeleaf. Additionaly, I purchased and set out four red leaf lettuces plants and four bibb lettuce plants that will have a head start on the seed planted ones.
red leaf lettuce
I sowed a couple of rows of spinach called baby's leaf, and a couple of rows of little finger carrots that grow only three to four inches long. I had about eight radish seeds left over from spring that I also planted in my square foot garden. This spring was the first time I tried square foot gardening, and I don't really like this method of gardening. To me it's restrictive. I can get much more out of a garden that's planted in rows, instead of these squares. I will probably go back to row planting next year.