Clean-up garden: I finally parted with the tomatoes, still have some paths to rid of weeds and grass. Harvest peanuts: Peanuts are drying at the moment, one more week until roasting and eating! Dry herbs: Mint, basil, and oregano are currently drying in the potting shed. Plant garlic: I didn't plan ahead with my garlic and did not order any, so I ended up going to the grocery store and buying a couple of organic garlic bulbs. I've never grown garlic before and I'm hoping they will grow!
- Order bulbs: Sadly, bulbs did not fit into my budget this year. I had some way too expensive car repairs (very angry at Toyota right now!!) and decided that flower bulbs were going to have to wait until next year :(
Add compost: I got my alpaca manure and added it to the beds I cleared. There will be more to do as the fall crops finish and I clear the eggplants and peppers. Plant cover crops: I have three beds with cover crops growing. Just planted the peanut beds with cover crops and hope they will germinate. I had read about planting cover crops around fall crops. I tried this with my brussel sprouts, but it seems the cover crops are taking over! I do like the look of cover crops. Nice to have something green instead of exposed dirt.
- Mulch: The trees haven't dropped many of their leaves yet, so this is going to have to wait until next month.
Make cold frame: I'm having two cold frames. For one I am using the bottom of the trellis frame for the structure. The other I assembled with plastic tubing and rebar. I will be covering these with Agribon+ AG-19 row covers. Hopefully this will work! Finish planting fall garden: Fall garden planted! I realized I've never grown turnips and even though they look smaller than I expected I'm afraid those lines might mean they are getting overripe. Should I pull them??
- Paint potting shed trim: Definitely made progress, but not completely done. One more side of trim to paint.