Where’s Our Fall Garden?

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything about planting for fall or shown pictures of what we are doing for a fall garden this year. (Okay, maybe you haven’t noticed.) Or maybe you just assumed that the heat was taking its toll on us as much as you, and we had given up any hope of a fall planting of veggies. (Tempting idea, really.)

As a matter of fact, the main reason we’re not planting a fall garden is this:

This is the concept plan for a renovation of our demonstration garden. We have the money raised to put in new drainage and raised beds and build the shaded education area. Some of the other components will wait until we have funding for them. I’m sure the final result won’t look like the drawing, but it will be nice to have some new raised beds and improved drainage.

Because of this, we will be started to deconstruct our existing raised beds as things finish this fall, instead of keeping the garden going into the winter. We are hoping to have the new raised beds in place by spring, so the garden will be full and beautiful by Tomato Day.

While there won’t be much posting about fall/winter gardening this year, there will probably be a fair number of posts about deconstructing/reconstructing raised beds. We’re also beginning the process of thinking about edging materials and types of features we want for the raised beds. Does anyone have great ideas to share that you’d like to see?

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 9, 2011, in Around the Garden, Upcoming Events and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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