Monday, September 7, 2009

Dry weather

The return of droughty conditions is hindering germination of fall greens in the main vegetable garden. Lettuce, spinach, and arugula, directly sown, aren't appearing so far. I sowed a second round this evening, hopefully to a better result. I've been too preoccupied with other things to be scrupulous about watering them every day, which doesn't help either.

The salad mixes, wild mustards, and arugula sown in flats are doing fine, but they're in partial shade and easy to keep moist.

But happily, I'm harvesting a few heirloom tomatoes from container-grown plants, and French filet beans, thanks to seeds from my friend CEN, and I'll be sowing some mustards and kale directly in the garden tomorrow evening.


  1. We have had so much rain this summer, I find it hard to think just a few hours down the road you are so dry. Hope some fall wet weather moves in.

  2. I hope it rains on your garden soon. How did the tomatoes taste? gail

  3. It is dry here in NJ as well. I too have replanted my spinach and the carrots look mighty thin. The radishes however can't be stopped. - Dave


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