Fall 2014 arrived this afternoon, August 15, at 2:17 pm, at least for me. I was standing in a home organization store with my friend Julia after our lunch date and just as I reached to pick up some kitchen thingy, I was struck by the sudden awareness of fall. I don’t know what it was that triggered the feeling. Perhaps a change in the quality of the light? A different smell? A subtle change in temperature? Whatever it was, I felt the arrival.
This evening I plated the over-winter garden. I dug in my last few 40 pound bags of mushroom manure into the box and planted the following rows (from east to west):
- Kale: Vates blue curled scots
- Spinach: space
- Lettuce: freckles
- Arugula: roquette
- Kale: red russian
- Lettuce: coastal star
- Arugula: wild arugu;a
- Cilantro: coriandrum sativum
- Lettuce: speckled butterhead
This evening The Man told my son that fall had arrived. He felt it too. His prediction is that it is going to be a cold, wet September. We will see if that happens.