You will notice I have wire over the top of them. This is what happens when you combine unprotected radish plants and free range chickens. Obviously chickens love radish tops.
I have a new tomato plant that sprouted in the compost pile. I dug it up and put it in a large pot. If the super cold winter weather holds off, I should be eating fresh tomatoes at Christmas.
Last week I worked really hard on refreshing one of my raised beds. I added some organic peat hummus we bought at an auction, horse manure (from a neighbor's farm), compost from all the kitchen scraps, and peat moss (purchased). I planted zucchini, cucumber, yellow squash, and sunflower seeds. W said that if they did not grow then I was doing something really wrong as the soil is super rich. The packet said that the seeds would sprout in 10-14 days. It took them only four days to sprout. We should be eating fresh vegetables by Halloween.
I still have room in the raised bed and am considering planting some lettuce and spinach along the edges since the soil in this one is so much better than the other. I also need to do some maintenance work on my spring planted tomatoes. With a little coaxing they will produce more tomatoes too.
Do you grow a fall garden in your area?