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Carpe Zucchini!

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I read on a favorite blog of mine ( that it’s not too late to start zucchini seeds. I had given up on adding any more summer veggies and had set my sights on planting a fall crop of lettuce and radishes in August. But when I saw that entry, I decided to review my spreadsheets and see what could potentially be grown in about 60 days or less (our first frost is usually in mid-October). Seeds are cheap so why not?

I have some areas to clear that either I didn’t have time to plant earlier this season due to moving/home improvement chaos, and a couple areas to reclaim from the weeds that I had hurriedly tried to plant earlier this season but didn’t thrive under my neglect.

So this week I have been furiously weeding and composting and amending between rainshowers (this has been an unusually wet summer for us). My batch of fall/late summer seeds should arrive in the mail today. And I am seizing my opportunity for one last flurry of planting!

I’ll admit that seeing my tomatoes finally thriving and setting fruit, as well as my one surviving pumpkin plant flourishing and flowering, has been a strong motivator as well. I never realized how inspiring little vegetable plants can be!

Is anyone else planning a fall or late-summer vegetable garden?

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You bet ya!
I have spinach, 3 kinds of lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower all waiting in the aisles to go in for fall, our last frost is Nov 15, and I hope to keep spinach and lettuce going in a cold frame thru the winter. Isn't it great? You Go Girl!!!

23 Jul, 2008

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