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August 4, 2011

Mid Summer Garden delights and invites a fall planting

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So great to be away for 10 days and come back to a garden full of vegies and be able to pick kale, lettuce, summer squash and cucumbers for supper. This is really one of the great pleasures of gardening and of life. To have grown your own food connects you to the earth and the planet and to all life in ways grocery shopping just cannot even begin to touch.

Even though this year the garden is late, the corn is just starting to tassle and there are very few ripe tomatoes, it is still producing enough to feed me and half the neighborhood. Peppers are ripe and green beans just coming on so it's a total cruise from here on to the end of the growing season.

However that shouldn't stop us from thinking about fall planting of lettuces, peas, and greens of all kinds. If your soil is too hot from the summer sun, think about getting a sun shade to protect the seedlings from sunburn. The problem I see with this item is that you have to rig up your own frame to hold the shade fabric in place. I guess you would need staples or a grommet kit to really make it work well.

At Coolaroo shade fabric

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at August 4, 2011 10:39 AM
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