The arrival of fall: 2:17 pm today

photo 1

Potato harvest 2014

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
  • Mesculuns

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.

photo 2

Salad nicoise with lettuce, potatos and beans from our garden.


About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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