Renting a small garden plot at Skidaway Farm makes us farmers, I guess. I certainly don’t feel like a farmer when gardening next to so many accomplished vegetable gardeners.
Give me a flower seed, tuber or bulb and I can grow with the best of them, but vegetables have always been a mystery. We chose a plot in the organic section, rather than the “conventional” section. I saw dahlias growing in the organic section, and their vegetables look healthy, though never as over sized as in the conventional section! So, I guess I made it harder for us from the start. When the baby snails showed up, we had to hand pick, and when the caterpillars arrived, we tried Dipel and soap and water spray. But the conventional gardeners must use bad stuff that insures flawless leaves because they sure don’t get chewed like my poor broccoli rabe or lettuce. Here are some scenes from the fall gardening going on in Georgia this morning! What are you planting in your fall vegetable garden? Are you trying to go ORGANIC?