Sunday, November 29, 2009


Shah dang, been awhile :(
Well the Fall plants did OK but foilage disease was rampant from the wet weather and we had an early frost so it just tasted good. Things have continued though.
Finished up today with some cleaning up and planting. It was late and too wet but it is what it is. They are calling for more rain Monday so it had to be. Winter wheat and Austrian Winter Field Peas now own the gardens. The peas, first time and but a thought at the time of purchase, seem to be the trick. Researching, after planting of course, and I find that the Austrian peas can create 3-4 tons of dry matter and fix up to 200 lbs of nitrogen per acre!
Combined with the wheat and it seems that it was a good combination. See So rye may have been better and earlier planting would surely have been best but it has been wet. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

Indoors, I think that I am still on schedule for a Jan mater sandwich. All Determinate because I'll need the space later for 2010 seedlings. BHN-589 ( right), Pik Red ( center, which was discontinued in 07 or 08 but you can find seeds for in a couple of places and has been replaced by Pik Rite -> ) and Mountain Glory ( left) that I really enjoyed this year.