Happenings Around the Homestead
October 13, 2014
This travel schedule I have been maintaining for work is really putting a damper on what I am getting done around the homestead lately, but thankfully the plants haven’t all give out yet. We should be getting our first frost any time now, but the extended forecast seems to indicate we have at least another week.
Speaking of plants not giving out, check out the blooms on the Pineapple Sage! This is really a late blooming plant, and it is said that if I were to pot this and bring it indoors, it would continue to bloom until Christmas. If you know me very well, you know I am strongly considering that.
Next look at this lettuce. One of the things I love about the cooler weather is the ability to grow good lettuce again. Unfortunately, I got this one started a little late. Even so, we should still be able to enjoy some of it before the cold kills it off for the winter.
Finally, I have an unidentified green. What that basically means is that I am too lazy to walk upstairs and read the seed packets. 🙂 It is some lettuce-like plant that is supposed to be good in salads though, and wow, it is growing like gangbusters!
The one thing I am a little regretful about is that I didn’t get the mini-greenhouse built over the lettuce garden for the winter. There may still be time, but it won’t happen this weekend, but perhaps next weekend I can get to it. The one year I did this, I had lettuce all winter, even when the temperatures outside were down in the teens. LOVED IT.
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