Harvest, Halloween, and moving ever forward

Last day of October, another year fleeing before us, and the joyous laughter …and screams…of children at Halloween.

We didn’t have many crops to bring in this year, what with the move and all, but what we have had is always a blessing…right now it is sage, rosemary, hot oregano,

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the last of the lemons, salad crops, and kale.  Already I am dreaming of the next plantings, and wondering where we may be by the time I am ready to put them in.

After trick or treat with the kids, time for some grown-up dress-up and a trip to good ol’ Chipotle to get our ‘treat’ burrito bowls for coming in costume.  MMMMM…. the perfect ending to a gorgeous Halloween.  Sofritas bowl with guacamole

 

 

 

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Enjoying the Lowcountry weather

Gorgeous today…sunny and mild, with just the sweetest little breeze.  And having my car back from the brake shop, we took full advantage of the day (and the hatchback, LOL)  First a run to the bank, a few bills to pay, a post office run… then stopped at Lowe’s for the topsoil and peat for the garden.

Went to lunch with Reesie, then across to Hyams Nursery where we got a wonderful purple cherry heirloom tomato,

heirloom pepper, and cucumbers.  Got seeds for, you guessed it, heirloom carrots and lettuce.  At home, we dug out the remaining kale from last year, cleaned out the raised pallet garden, and refilled it with compost in the bottom level and fresh soil mixture for the top layer.  Discovered the potatoes I planted last week in a pot have lovely leafs now.

Tomorrow I need to mow, and we will try to find enough pots for the remaining tomatoes, radishes, and lettuce.  Hopefully the growing bags for potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots will arrive this weekend.  Need to run out to Sea Island Savory Herbs this weekend to fill in my herb bed also.  The sage wintered over and is spreading out of its cinder block planter.  Rosemary is a little worse for wear but will be full again this summer.  I need new hot oregano, white sage, cilantro, hyssop, and tarragon.

I do so love working in the earth.  Happy gardening all!