Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kitchen Garden Expansion, Take Two

OK, so no, I've not been kidnapped by aliens and yes I'm over my pouting spell about my miserable failure to expand my kitchen garden before the first frost.  Seriously, that's pretty much what I've been doing.  Sitting around pouting about it and refusing to blog on the count of I can't get passed the pouting long enough to write about gardening, or to do any actual gardening.

I've called for help.  At 7:00 am tomorrow morning the dude who mows my yard will be here to take a look at all the plants I want moved from the fence line to make room for the kitchen garden.  Since I really don't feel strongly about where stuff ought to go, I'm in danger of ending up with some real freaky plant positioning.  I love this guy but he's the one who poodle'd every last shrub I own last year.  He needs strict supervision! 

The garlic sets that I ordered from Seeds of Change are still sitting on my kitchen table in the box they arrived in.  I have no idea if this means they're no good or what but I'm sure hoping they'll be OK since who can afford 30 bucks down the drain in this economy. 

By the way, I decided to go with option #2, if you are keeping up.

7 comments:

  1. Your garlic should be fine until you are ready. Just make sure you plant them within the next 30 days or so. The garlic needs time to set roots before the ground freezes. Otherwise you'll need to wait until spring. The difference in harvest is July instead of September. Couple months, which may not mater to you.

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  2. Sometimes you just need a little external motivation. I hope this jump starts your plans. Option 2 sounds like a good way to go.

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  3. Hey, they're just plants... if he comes up with some freaky positioning, you just grab a shovel next spring (when you don't have the understandable burnout that you have now) and move them, right? And really, it IS understandable if you're burned out a little at this point... heck, look at all you've accomplished in the garden this year already!!! :)

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  4. The old adage in carpentry "measure twice and cut once" applies here, as well. It is good to think things through, and formulate your plan. I watch the pattern of the sun on particular garden spot for a year sometimes, before making a decision to add a new garden bed.

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  5. How did things go? Have you put the garlic in yet? May as well go ahead and put it in the ground, it might do.

    Have you considered some type of arbor as an entrance to your kitchen garden? Or even a small gate?

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  6. I am 2.5 years late responding to this, I know, but didn't you fire the landsccaper? I am reading your blog from the beginning and I could have sworn you sent a termination letter. But I could be wrong....

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  7. Crap! My comment didn't post??? I was asking... didn't you fire your landscaping guy a while back? I could be wrong and reading this out of sequence, but I thought I read a termination letter to the man who killed your strawberry plants.

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