Mr B picked peas yesterday.
For some reason, he only picked half of the rows. So we went out together a and finished.
We got 4 bags of fresh black-eyed peas in the freezer, and the plants are still kicking ass.
I’m hoping we don’t get an early frost.
As I wandered around yesterday morning before work, I noticed some strange shit happening in my garden.
Something is disappearing my corn plants.
We think it’s dogs. Mr B”s daughter’s new doberman puppy is snazzy as hell, and just romps around wherever the urge strikes him to go.
I also noticed that random shit is sprouting wherever it feels like sprouting.
I even have corn sprouting in my row of peas.
Like, I don’t even know what some of this shit is, because it looks like nothing we’ve tried to plant here since we started trying to grow our own food.
At least my pea plants are thriving.
I guess this random shit is sprouting from seeds of whatever backdoor food got tossed in the compost heap. It’s random, weird, and interesting all at once.
Part of me wants to just spread some compost around a patch of unsowed earth to see what springs up, but I really don’t have time for that. I’ve got Serrano peppers to deal with, peaches to deal with, pears to deal with, laundry to do, and a house to build. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Final note: my boss has returned home, safe & sound. He would probably still be trapped down there or even dead if it weren’t for the kindness of a stranger named Manuel who sheltered and fed my boss and then drove him home to Dallas when no rental cars could be found anywhere. Whoever & wherever you are, Manuel–thank you. You are a shining example of the best of humanity. #houstonstrong
My corn, peas, and chard all started sprouting noticeably while I was gone!
It’s about time to plant the bean, squash, and bee flower sisters, and I’m hoping Sunshine and Biff have time to help me with it really soon.
Mr B finally got done moving dirt where we wanted to plant a fall garden. Sunshine, Biff, and I got out there and got the dirt mounded up so we could plant the corn for the sisters method of planting.
We used some of the old compost heap to enrich the soil. I call it the “ooey gooey”.
We also planted a row of cow peas (aka black eye peas) and a row of chard.
In a week or two, after the corn has sprouted, we’ll go back and plant the squash, beans, and Rocky Mountain bee plant in the mounds with the corn.
I’m just glad we finally got the fall garden started. It’s been so frustrating watching the destruction of a garden full of plants that were producing food. I’m ready to see things growing there again, because I’m tired of looking at the giant dirt scars Mr B has left everywhere with his obsession and compulsion to move dirt.