Sunday, October 11, 2009

Steady Rain

We're fianlly getting steady rain. The heavy downpours of water are great for filling the lakes back up but do very little to help my garden.
It's rained on and off for at least five days now and all of my plants are loving it. The strawberry plants are perking up well and even the new offshoots are getting big. The pepper plants are getting along fine and producing at a good rate. Even some of the pepper plants that haven't really done anything this year in the front are starting to get big. Hopefully I'll be able to get some peppers off of them before the freeze comes this year. Last year I didn't get to some if the peppers in time and they froze on the plants. All I had to do at that point was pick them, cut them up and put them in a sealable bag to be tossed in the freezer for later use in the winter.
Sometime next year I'm planning on digging up some of the sweet potato bed to see if there is anything there next fall to give it time to produce well and to weed out any less hardy parts of the plant. I also hope to see flowers next year and gather some seed (genetic engineering at it's finest).

2 comments:

Mary Delle said...

Happy days with the rain. Hope your garden enjoys it.

Miss Daisy said...

Yay! I love rain this time of year. It's great for the garden in preparation for winter. We're having frost here, so our gardens are done.