I can't believe we are heading into November with butterflies, flowers and vegetables still at Garden on Sherlock Street. Many plants have gone to sleep or died with the cooler nights and flirtations with freezes. The salvia along the driveway looks pretty rough but there are enough blooms to continue to feed the flying flowers.
The zinnias are done.
I cut them all down with a pair of shears and will let the plants compost themselves into the bed hopefully while holding moisture from some much needed rain.
The berm plants took a beating with the recent winds.
I pulled the zucchini and yellow squash plants. I also pulled the basil on the berm even though it was still doing fine. I have another planting of basil by the tomatoes.
I also removed the two bell pepper plants and the jalepeno pepper plant because there were no more flowers and the small peppers left on the plants looked limp. That leaves four tomato plants, some basil and a few peas. I also removed the cucumber plant after harvesting its last cucumber and a cantaloupe plant that has just been hanging on under the tomatoes.
I planted some lettuce and radishes again in a cold frame. My last planting didn't sprout. I think I let it get too dry in there when it was so windy.
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