Planting Season

As usual per this time of year, I have been outside planting and doing general cleanup activities. Unfortunately, I am not completely finished. Mostly, because I can’t decide if my broccoli is finished producing this season and whether to pull it out or not and I still have plenty of carrots left and am not ready to pull them up yet as I still have a bunch in the fridge. My husband is rooting for the snow peas to go, as he is very tired of them in everything we have been cooking.

We have had so many rainy days along with a little colder weather than we are used to, that the asparagus have been slow to come up this year and are just now coming into their full season. I am planning to try a new recipe for an asparagus frittata that I found in the newest issue of “Hobby Farm Home”. The strawberries are tasting rather delicious. I haven’t ever planted them and had them do well, so I have been so pleasantly surprised to see that happening. I am really loving this SFG thing! Out here we have such clay soil that with the SFG you don’t have to worry about that and it is amazing what you can grow.

Speaking of that, a few posts ago I mentioned that I was trying an experiment in growing celery. Well, unbelievably, the celery is almost ready. So funny that it actually worked. It is still rather small compared to full grown celery, but I am impressed. It looks like if you plant it from seed in October, it will actually grow all winter and do well.

I have plans to spend the afternoon out finishing up some cleanup projects outside and putting up a frame for a support for the Bayberry and Blackberry plants that I finally got planted on the north side of my house.

Happy planting!

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4 Comments »

  1. Bekah said

    You are so cool. One day, when I deforest my backyard, I will have to plant a garden. And I know who to ask when I need tips! šŸ™‚

  2. Afton said

    So awesome Camille!

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  4. Sue M. said

    I am also an Arizona gardener. Someone told me once to plant the end that you cut off the stalk of celery that you buy at the store and it will grow, so I tried it and much to my suprise it grew…and grew..and grew. It didn’t look at all like the celerey at the store. In fact it was a huge, water consuming bush. It wasn’t until later that I found out that you have to bind them to get them to grow into the stalks you get from the store. I was waiting for it to grow into that familiar stalk but that never happened. I ended up with a 3-4ft high bush that looked nothing like celery. What I thought was a freak of nature ended up being the real, unaltered, celery plant. Thinking it was “Celery Gone Bad”, I dug up the plant and tossed it. Oooops! I have since started some new cuttings but they’re not tall enough to bind yet.

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