The Rab Farm // Seasons Changing
We all know that seasons come and go and in the gardening life that means planning and preparing. So that’s what’s happening around here. A few weeks ago we got pumpkin seeds in the ground and they are already starting to vine! We’ve got some BIG ones, some variety of colors, and some miniature ones planted so hopefully we are successful. The goal….4 pumpkins to carve! Our seeds are from Burpee Seed Co and we picked them up at Tractor Supply one day.
Last weekend the summer garden was demoed. We still have a later crop of cherry tomatoes that are producing but they are in a different area so they are still growing. The plants in the larger garden were all pulled up and the ground was tilled. After everything was tilled, we sowed in some Red Clover. It’s a great cover crop that is supposed to add nitrogen to your soil. The plan is to hopefully plant some corn in that area next year and we want the soil to be ready!
The rest of the plans are upcoming along. For fall/winter we’re hoping to have the pumpkins plus broccoli, cauliflower (variety of colors!!), carrots, lettuce, spinach, brussel sprouts, and more tomatoes. The tomatoes are growing currently and I’m excited as for most of the tomato plants, I’m attempting propagation. This is a fun process with A LOT of trial and errors and learning and I can’t wait to share more! With this salad bar of fall garden planning, we don’t want the harvest to be all at once so we’re going to work on some succession planting. This gives us smaller harvests at each interval, which is great because we don’t need to eat salad 24/7.
Along with the larger garden spots, there are other things growing. Herbs are the newest little nap time project for me. My lemon balm is growing like a weed, cilantro is coming up, and the green onions are growing faster than I can use them. If I could get my lavender growing a little better, I’d be happier but I’m learning and working on it!