Saturday, August 6, 2011

August in the garden


August in the garden, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

August is always the busy month in the garden everything seems to mature at once and there are cucumbers to pickle and tomatoes to can and sauerkraut to make and this year it looks like a good crop so far. I'm very pleased with the cabbage, broccoli and Brussels Sprouts I guess the cool wet spring must have got them off to a good start. So far just green tomatoes but there are lots of them and I plan to make Green Tomato Chow Chow this year so they are a welcome sight.

August in the garden

August in the garden

August in the garden

August in the garden

I have made a good start on putting up my new Hoop House which is 16X20 and 8 feet high. Right now it is just the frame while I wait for some lumber to be delivered for the base board once that is installed it should progress quite quickly.

I have also started a lot of cool weather fall crops to grow in the Hoop House, it will be interesting to see how long our season can be extended with an unheated greenhouse, I hope long enough that I get a harvest from most of these seedlings of Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Kohlrabi, parsley, spinach, lettuce and Swiss chard.

Seedlings started to plant for a fall crop in the Hoop House

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