September 5, 2011
It might seem a little early to start on the fall garden. It’s only the beginning of September, and if you look outside here in Santa Barbara, the weather is still in full summer mode. But just like I’m adding sweaters and other cozy items to my summer wardrobe one piece at a time, I’ve been slowly changing out my garden to usher in the new season.
My summer garden is still going strong. I continue to harvest tons of green beans daily (seriously, I’ll be happy if I don’t see another one until next season), along with the ends of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant— don’t even get me started on all the eggplant! I’ve managed to clear some space where my poor zucchinis didn’t quite make it this year (which is just strange given our climate) and where we just pulled up a trove of potatoes.
I’ve been busy amending the soil to get started on some brassicas, which is the fancy-pants scientific way of saying plants in the cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi family. I’ve also set-up an area for sweet peas. I’ve always wanted to grow them but kept missing my window. I’ve had so much fun searching for the perfect sweet-pea colors for the garden— but that’s another post entirely.
What are you planting in your fall garden?