The garden is about over. I just harvested a small forest of dill
leaves. I left some to see what happens. I am going to freeze what I
have brought in. My big question is how to get the dill and cucumbers
to mature at the same time. This stuff I planted in July or August.
Tossed some seeds out and left it. The plants are 2+ feet tall and
still going. And has not gone to seed at all.
I have planted my garlic and covered it with several inches of leaves.
It is still putting up shoots about 3 inches tall. And we really need
to get the onions planted.
This was our first year gardening here in the foothills of the Blue
Ridge Mountains. We got a late start put Pete planted his corn and we
got a pretty fair harvest. The collards are going great.
Now to start planning what and where to plant nest year. I have
staked out a place for my tomatoes -- Where the corn was this year.
It has been covered with grass clipping and leaves. I plan to leave
it that way until spring and I may just dig holes and plant the
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