Friday, March 3, 2017

This Week in the Garden: The First Week of Autumn


It's officially the fall here, but with the first full week of sunshine in as long as I can remember, it feels a lot more like summer.  It's so nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors and the garden again!  Well, more honestly, I will be able to enjoy it (if it lasts!) now that I've caught up on masses of overdue cleaning and chores. Haha! It never ends! The warm weather is ripening up my slow maturing berries, fruits, tomatoes, etc and the first peppers of the season are fattening up nicely at last.  Everything has been mowed, trimmed, weeded, seeded (hoping for an autumn crop of coriander, carrot, radish, and other late season goodies) and now I just need to keep the bugs under control and the omnipresent scourge of powdery mildew at bay. I sprayed my vulnerable plants with a homemade milk mixture for mildew control yesterday - fingers crossed!  Its a bit ironic that the storm battered trees have almost finished re-leafing their bare branches as we turn the corner into autumn, but hopefully we have a couple of months of belated warm weather ahead of us before they fall again.   What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.


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