Friday, September 19, 2014

Fenton Friday: Time to Seed


I have had hardly any time to get over to my Fenton Street community garden plot this past week, but I'm determined to spend at least an hour this weekend planting cool season greens, radish, and carrots. What varieties do you all recommend? Anything new or unusual I should try?


I ran over to pick some tomatoes to bring to my garden club meeting and saw that the 'Sun Gold' and 'Yellow Currant' are still performing prolifically, as is my lone okra plant, which seems to be happier than ever right now.

On the other hand, the cool season brassicas I planted a couple weeks ago are not doing well at all. It appears that even with a cover cloth on them and the shade of a nearby bed of orange cosmos, that many of them have fried in our moderate late summer temps. I think the kohlrabi is pretty much toast, but I may be able to salvage a few of the broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower plants. I am visiting two garden centers for events over this weekend and may just buy replacement seedlings to start over instead.

How is your edible garden growing?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My garden has been utterly pathetic since a stag started feasting there a couple of weeks ago. Two blocks from a Metro station on Connecticut Ave. :(

WashingtonGardener said...

Sorry to hear that, Anon. Deer can be so utterly destructive to our gardens and so disappointing.