Fall Cleanup Begins

Yesterday was a busy day in the Demonstration Garden. We had a lot to harvest, and then some plants to pull out and some seeds to plant!

Picking BeansOur fall beans were ready to pick. They don’t have a heavy crop, but they sure are delicious! We also pulled a few beets that were planted in the middle of the summer. (They weren’t very sweet…not sure if that is due to the variety or the weather!) Of course, there were tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers again.

Planting SeedsWe planted the last section of the Salad Garden with lettuces, radishes, and salad greens for the fall.

No More TomatoesThe Family of 4 Garden looks a lot different after pulling out the tomatoes and that tall trellis! After cleaning out the area, we planted some salad mix.

We also fertilized the peppers and all the containers of flowers, since they are looking rather yellow and peaked due to lack of nitrogen. The little bit of fertilizer should help them be productive through the fall.

We  pulled out 3 of the 8 cherry tomatoes: Chocolate Cherry, Italian Ice, and Ildi. I think Suncherry may go next week. The others are still producing and growing okay. Sun Gold actually has tons of blossoms on it right now!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 16, 2009, in Working in the Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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