Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Garden Updates

Fall is definitely here, and we are readying our garden. This bed is growing Hairy Vetch, a green manure cover crop. It helps to fix much needed nitrogen into the soil We'll plant some Napa Cabbage in soon. The Brassicas(cabbage family) loves nitrogen. Green manures are a great way to add this nutrient as it will not leach into the ground water as steer & chicken manures would. I do use steer manure too, but in moderation.
Pumpkin ripening on the vine. Almost time for harvest!
White Guavas slowly ripening. The good thing about these is that they ripen one by one and won't overwhelm you with a sudden burst of a tree full of ripened fruit.
Kabocha pumpkin growing

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