My Fall Seeds Are Up!

three packs of seeds

I’m so excited—all the seeds I planted last weekend are up, well all except the beets and they always seem to take forever.

I managed to plant turnips, kale, spinach, beets, and radishes. Its sort of silly how happy I feel over those little green leaves protruding from the ground. You’d think I hadn’t grown anything in a good long time when actually I’ve planted things all along since last March. I guess I’m so happy because last fall none of the things I planted came up…until this spring!

My heart goes out to the people facing flooding and fires. I expect we’ll get plenty of rain in the coming days.

If you planted anything for fall please tell us about it.

I wanted to share some worrying news with you. Longtime Blind Pig reader and family friend Ken Roper is in the hospital in Asheville. Here’e an update from his daughter Jennifer:

My Dad is at Mission hospital in Asheville. He was transferred from Murphy Medical/ Tri County on Tuesday night after a fall. Our good & gracious Lord sent a friend by who found him on the floor, where he had been for at least 6-8 hours. They are running tests, he will have a heart cath done this morning. Please reach out to everyone you know who has faith to join us in prayer to our Heavenly Father for my dear Daddy. God bless. I’ll do my best to keep the “Blind Pig Family” updated.

I’ll be praying for Ken and I hope you will be too!!


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    Bobby Garrett
    September 17, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Like You I have just planted my fall garden.Seven -Top and Purple Top Turnips,Kale.Lettuce, 2 kinds of Mustard,Rape,Beets and Radishes.Also set out Collard,Broccoli Cauliflower and Brussel sprout Plants. I enjoy my Fall Gardening efforts.Everything seems to grow so well with the cooler temps arriving.I have misplaced my Tree Kale seed( a new item I have only recently discovered.)

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    Ed Ammons
    September 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I hope and pray that Ken will be OK. Ken claims me as a friend and I him. I am rapidly running out of friends.

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    Sherry Dobbs
    September 17, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Prayers for Mr Roper..our dad is 85 and still on his own. However this past year has been on a continual decline. My Sis lives 30 minutes away which helps some and sees him 3-4 times a week if not more. I’m sure all of us can relate.

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      September 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      Yes, I relate! All the best to Ken Roper & his family. I’ve enjoyed his comments.

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    September 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I’ll certainly be keeping Ken Roper – and his loved ones – in my thoughts.

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    September 17, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I will keep Mr. Roper in my prayers. We did not plant anything for fall. It’s been too hot here in Central Virginia to do anything.

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    aw griff
    September 17, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Prayers will be sent for Ken Roper and family.
    My sugar baby watermelons that I planted late are now producing and we ate one this past weekend. It was good and sweet. The late cucumbers are now producing and we are getting more than we can eat. The salad peas are up and growing but not bloomed yet and my fence is complete so Miss Doe won’t be able to get to them. Also planted endive for my first and last time. They are more bitter than dandelion greens.

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    Gene Smith
    September 17, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I live in Daytona Beach, Florida. I don’t know your dad, but I am adding my prayers for him and for his medical team at Missions. I know that hospital well. In May 2017 my wife and I were driving to a reunion at Lake Junaluska. We were in a motel in Flat Rock when I got sick and fell in the bathroom after passing out. After an ambulance ride to Missions I learned that I had a serious blockage of the electrical signals to my heart. In the wee hours of the morning I got a pacemaker, was discharged the next day, and we continued to our reunion destination. I’ve been hitting on all eight since, and thanking God for the team at Missions. Your pop is in good hands. I wish him well.

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    Ron Stephens
    September 17, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Praying for Mr. Roper and his family. I’m sure he insisted on living alone and taking care of himself. I would be the same. But it is worrisome to his children and may have to change. It is a hard place to be in for all concerned.

    I planted mustard, turnip, radishes, kale, spinach and lettuce seed. All of them are up except either kale or spinach. I forget which is where as they were planted along the same row. Anyway, I planted 6 kale plants as backup. I am still looking for some Brussel sprout plants. If I could find them I would be done with fall garden.

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    Miss Cindy
    September 17, 2020 at 6:58 am

    I will hold Ken in my thoughts. He’s one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known! He’s always been a great supporter of the Blind Pig.

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    Sue W.
    September 17, 2020 at 5:52 am

    I cheated and bought some mustard green starts the other day and planted in our Earth Boxes. That will be it for my “fall planting”, unless of course, you count the daffodil, tulip and iris bulbs I started but didn’t finish planting yesterday!

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      Margie Goldstein
      September 17, 2020 at 8:04 am

      Prayers to Ken Roper and family at this time and always for his health and most importantly that he knows Jesus as his personal savior! I had a dream once where I was ushered into a line of an endless sea of excited beautiful people all around 30 years old dressed in white linen gowns in perfect health looking toward a clouded mountain of the brightest glass you ever could imagine. They were lined up like Army soldiers in rows after rows. I seemed to ask what’s going on here. The people beside said “ ITS HIM! Look up there!” There was no sick or old or lame or babies there. Everyone was the color of water outlined so you could see their features of hair, nose etc. but there was no races and no evil was there. There was a warm light everywhere but no sun or moon. I think HE was the light emanating everywhere and everyone was all about GOD. It was the best dream I ever had! It was the happiest place ever made!!! On a another note, my mommy would bury cabbage heads in the garden and recover with stalks to mark their place. Then if she wanted a fresh cabbage head, she’d go out and dig it up all winter long. She was born in 1907.

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