Thursday, October 25, 2012
Mummies for Halloween
My mums are blooming, just in time for the spooky holiday.
The mum on the south end of the fence isn't blooming, but it's working to come back from the multiple mowings. The greenery is starting to come back, though.
The cosmos are still blooming. They've really benefited from some dead heading I did while trying to save seeds.
I planted a bunch of seeds several weeks ago in hopes that they would do something before they got rained out. I've had to uncover them from under leaves a couple times, but they're sprouting.
I planted radishes and carrots, which are both coming up. I also planted some leaf lettuce. Either I forgot which row is which or it hasn't sprouted yet.
I also planted a few more kale seeds, but I'm almost positive it's too late to get them to grow into anything edible. These guys are still kicking along. I just pulled the broccoli from this bed the other day. Don't know if I'll be trying to grow that again!
The little zucchini that could. This plant got the bushiest leaves of all my summer squash, but didn't start producing flowers until a couple of weeks ago. I'm fully prepared to pull the rest, but this one might get a few week reprieve, just to see if it will do anything.
I may not have had luck growing squash this year, but someone certainly did! I got my pumpkins from a small farm in Olympia and they were overflowing. Soon these guys will be carved and lit, waiting for some trick-or-treaters!