Thanks to Granny I did plant a small fall garden. Pap and Granny like to plant turnips and mustard greens in the fall of the year. Before they got the mustard seeds planted they ran out of room somehow this year-so Granny wanted me to plant her pack of mustard seeds at my house. She kept reminding me she wanted me to plant them-you know like every 30 minutes-till I finally got them planted.
I decided I might as well plant any seeds I had on hand that would grow well in the fall while I was planting Granny’s mustard greens. With The Deer Hunter and Chitter’s help we got half a bag of onion buttons planted along with a pack of Ruby Red Chard, Upland Creasy Greens, Detroit Dark Beets, Sparkler Radishes, and Granny’s Mustard seeds all before it rained.
In addition to the Sow True Seed mentioned above, we planted a pack of Fava Beans from Sow True Seed too. Look how big that bean seed is-they’re as big as a nickle! The pack said you could plant Fava Beans in the fall for a spring harvest or in late summer for a fall harvest. So I’m hoping we’re covered one way or the other.
I’ve only ate Fava Beans one time. Miss Cindy cooked them for us-we ate them as a snack. The taste reminded me of boiled peanuts. The pack of Fava Beans was part of The Sow True Bean Project I told you about earlier in the summer. I’ll wrap up the details of the project for you in the coming weeks-unfortunately this rainy summer didn’t seem to be the one for beans around my house.
Over the weekend, The Deer Hunter got the big garden completely cleaned off. We’re usually so busy (or lazy) that we leave the leftover mess from the summer garden till the next spring-but this year’s big garden was such a total loss that The Deer Hunter wanted it gone from his sight. While we were all disappointed with the loss, we’re already excited about next year’s garden talking about what we want to do differently.