Fall Starts

Crystal clear, cool days have ushered in a beautiful autumn. The morning marine layer was magical yesterday, causing Mt. Baker to float on high. IMG_8481.jpg

Before noon, the skies were completely clear, and the slanting sun added a glorious bronze tone to the changing foliage.

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With the majority of spring/summer veggie crops harvested, it’s been time to focus on getting the fall veggie starts into beds. Son has been a huge help by refilling the depleted beds with Coppertop compost. First in was spinach seed, which was rudely disrupted by some type of small animal, leaving half a bed of seedlings. Half is better than none.

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I’ve also planted broccoli rabe, cauliflower, kale, swiss chard, and more beets, all of which are settling in nicely. This week’s rain showers have reduced my watering chores, something I always appreciate! These veggies may not mature before first frost in a couple months, so we’re prepared to add plastic bed covers and create mini hoop houses for each bed.IMG_8469.jpg

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