Seems like I haven’t posted in forever. Life takes over and my garden has been neglected. However, I could not let the first day of fall go by without a post, especially since I could do it in the Six on Saturday format. Six things. In a garden. On a Saturday.
1. Ornamental Pumpkins. Well, my yield is not what I had hoped, but the ones I have are perfect.
2. Sweet potatoes. Luscious green vines are taking over my garden. I’m trying to hold on as long as I can to harvest these beauties!
3. Marigolds. I am amazed that my marigolds look so fantastic. I fretted and fretted over these at the beginning. Too much water? Too little water? Nothing seemed to work so I threw up my hands in defeat. I guess they like to be ignored because they now look great!
4. Cucumbers. I’ve yet to produce a single cucumber. I thought they were easy to grow! I tried a second planting in August. This is a bloom from that planting. Fingers crossed that I actually grow a cucumber I can eat!
5. Calico Corn. This is another August second planting. It appears at a slant today because of the torrential rains that pounded Oklahoma yesterday. I think the crop will recover. I’m hoping for a healthy batch of this gourmet popcorn that is a cross between miniature popcorn and Indian corn.
6. Cover crops. The first day of fall demands some talk of the season ahead. The seeds for my cover crops arrived this week. Fava beans (bottom) and winter rye (top) are my choices for year one. I’ve never tried growing a cover crop, but I am hopeful for a successful winter and a bump going into spring. Certainly can’t hurt!
To see what other gardeners are featuring on the first day of fall, check out the post and comment section in this link: Six on Saturday. Then get outside and enjoy the first day of fall! As for me … I’m on my way to see OU play Army. Boomer Sooner!