After a while I run out of headline ideas for a topic close to our hearts, the Weed'em & Reap Garden Club. Tonight at 6:30 on Lane Parkway in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Can you believe this weather? I heard on the TV a night or two ago that we have had at least 30 longer growing time than normal for the year. Of course that is if you did not get hit by the several frosts, and if you have plants that grow in the shorter sunlight, and if you have not already pulled up you annuals, and......
I have Chinese cabbage growing, my squash vines, tomatoes and peppers are still green, but they are not producing and my slow-to-ripen figs are still ripening. Boy were they late. The fall yellow jackets, honey bees and other late insects are having a fall picnic. I almost hate to pick them, but occasionally I grab one for me.
Some potatoes that escaped harvest are growing again and the mints, chives and catnip that I thought would get knocked out by frost are still doing well, thank you. As I wrote this i looked over at a table by the window to check on the cuttings I made. Oops! The peppermint ran out of water, so now I have some dried mint for tea. The chocolate mint is growing nice roots but the catnip is asleep at the wheel. They always seem slow to root from cuttings.
I don't really need to root any, but some fresh during the winter would be appreciated by our felines and I thought about bringing some more to the garden club meeting.
I am thinking about moving another pepper plant in for overwintering. I already have the firecracker pepper plant that Mike gave me in a pot on the table in front of my desk and it seems to be holding well. Might as well make some tomato cuttings as well for early planting, but I am not sure about that Hillbilly one Kay. (Just kidding)
Well, I have rattled long enough. See you at the meeting tonight????