Sunday, November 4, 2012

A day late, a dollar short

As per usual, I'm running behind.  Very behind.  Like even further behind than last year...or the year before.  And 2010 is when I took the PE exam and didn't have time to garden until early November.

And here we are.  Early November.  I haven't sown carrots.  I haven't sown spinach.  I haven't sown garlic.  I did get onion seeds sown in a container, so there's that. 

At the Inside Austin Garden tour, I bought mustard greens (I don't really know why - it's not like we eat them), Swiss chard, Mexican Mint Marigold (again, it's not like we ever use tarragon), and some strawberries.  I just planted all of these things yesterday.  I also planted a bunch of other plants I've had sitting around for a while (standing cypress, salvia, dwarf lion's tail, lavender - another plant that I've never used for anything, and a purple chile pequin I found at HEB during the summer).

Last weekend I finally weeded the garden - that was quite the undertaking since I have let the frogfruit get out of control.  Then, naturally, the problem is "where do I put all this frogfruit? It's not like I can just throw it in the compost bin." So around the yard I went planting frogfruit.

Yesterday I finally pulled the habanero (FINALLY! I have successfully grown a habanero plant), the ginger in the grow box, and a giant Thai basil plant.  Today I pulled out the regular sweet basil plant.  I'm torn on what to do about my smaller pepper plants (Aji, Aurora, and some other sweet pepper variety) - they're small enough that I think I can dig them up and overwinter them, but I'm postponing it until after pepper harvest...which is hopefully before the freeze date.

I planned on pulling the tomato plant, but my husband managed to get a stay of execution.  He wants the 2 tomatoes that are on the plant.  The plant is very sad.  If it weren't already dark out, I'd get a picture for you.  It looks really sad.  Here, I drew a picture:

Yes, I know the tomato plant apparently changes type (opposite/alternate).  Also, the plant is not a potato leaved variety. This is meant to show what the plant looks like, health-wise, not how the plant looks actual-wise.

I also need to pull out the black jalapeno plants - actually I need to do another post on the end result of the plants since the darker one finally started producing peppers.  Though tonight will be the first time we've tried any of them.  And the eggplant is languishing...actually I really should pull it before it goes and starts producing something again...

Now - off to write a season roundup type post... odd.  A season roundup post on a season where "i didn't have a garden."


Bond said...

The picture is awesome.

Roberta said...

Get the carrots in the ground! I re-sowed carrots over the weekend. Danvers. I'm jealous of your peppers though. We had no luck with ours.