I lost a fair amount of the fall spinach to the rains when they were tiny seedlings, but those that survived are ready to eat. I’ll start bagging some up today. The same is true for the bok choy. Get em’ while they last!
Thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling better and will open up tomorrow morning. It appears that a fuzzy black caterpillar might have been the culprit, but I’m not positive about that. After searching around a bit on the internet, I discovered that many fuzzy caterpillars are venomous. Who knew? Anyway, an anaphylactic reaction is no fun. I do not recommend it. I’ll be wearing my gardening gloves a lot more often now and will keep an epi-pen handy. A big thank you to my dear friend Joy who rushed to my aid when called. The Lebanon Township Police, the Rescue Squad and the paramedics did a great job. I am grateful to all of them.
Tomorrow looks like a beautiful day. I’m looking forward to being in the garden. I hope you’ll get a chance to be outside too. And remember, be careful out there!
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seeded or planted all the fall crops. Everything is doing nicely and we should have some radishes and head lettuce in another week or two. If all goes well, we can look forward to arugula, salad mix, spinach, broccoli, escarole, and those adorable white salad turnips. Cool temperatures will work in our favor as the greens love it nice and cool. The enemy this year has been wet soil. It’s stayed wet most of the season, drying out for only a few days here and there. The goal has been to stay one step ahead of the disease that the wet soil brings. I’ve been successful with many of the crops. With other crops, not so much. Most of the home gardeners out there know exactly what I mean. It’s been a tough season overall, but it’s not over yet. Let’s see what the fall brings.
Right now, the flowers are stunning. Here are some bouquets I cut this morning.
It’s a beautiful day to visit the garden. The sun is shinning warmly and the sunflowers are blowing in the breeze. Along with all the great vegetables available this week, the sunflowers are in full bloom. Come and cut a bouquet. They are guaranteed to brighten any room in the house. Pre-cut stems are also available.
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Big changes around here…
For the first time in a dozen years, Stone’s Throw Garden will be operating as a farmstand rather than a CSA. The farmstand will be open Tuesday-Fridays, 10-7, and Saturdays 10-3. We’re going to try to update on what’s growing in the garden, so please take a moment to enter your email address and subscribe to this website so you can follow the garden’s progress. And please don’t forget to tell your all friends and neighbors about Stone’s Throw Garden’s new farmstand!