Fall planting and new tools
My cauliflower and broccoli seedlings aren’t ready to plant just yet, but I spent my afternoon taking care of more fall planting. I assembled an Earthbox stand, and planted some Small Wonder Squash in the Earthbox, as well as Sugar Snap Peas in the round container on the left with the support for climbing. Below the Earthbox, I moved my container of spinach, chard, and microgreens in for some shade.
Instead of the Earthbox, I probably could have made due with just a regular trough container but I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. I needed to purchase something new for the larger veggies anyway.
I also picked up some new tools this weekend. Nothing too exciting, but I got a nice sturdy hose nozzle after the last one corroded and literally fell apart. This one doesn’t even drip, I guess you really do get what you pay for. I also picked up a 7-in-1 Planter’s Buddy by Ames. I thought it was going to be gimmicky, as those all-in-1 things never work out for me. But it has already proved invaluable with it’s serrated edge and depth measurement. It’s also a backup trowel, as I’m constantly misplacing mine.
Next, I need to dig up my bulbs and store them away for the fall/winter. I left them in the containers last year, and they just looked bare and sad. I suppose I could plant some cold weather annuals on top of them, but I have no idea what. Suggestions?
I also still need to plant my multicolored carrots, radishes, and onions.