garden ponderings



I am a sucker for the little ones.
A local nursery had fall vegetable starts on sale.
Even though I am tired after a summer of weed-pulling,
I could not resist the chance to nurture these spindly young ones to maturity.
Pony-packs of cauliflower and broccoli came home with me.
They are supposed to bear in 60 to 90 days.
Which I interpret as home grown vegies by the holidays.
* * * * *
After pruning the spent flower stalks from artichoke plants,
their many new starts could be seen.
Two stalk-stumps, one plant from earlier in summer and four new starts.
These artichoke plants are prolific.
My plan is to move a number of the larger artichoke plants
to the flower garden this winter.
I will learn whether or not they are deer-resistant.


Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

2 thoughts on “Babies

  1. I wonder about bug and slug attacks this time of year. I would really like to have some lettuce, but am a bit undecided about whether I want to make the effort or not…..guess I will just watch and see how well yours do.

  2. My lettuce seems to be left alone.
    Bok choy has reseeded itself many times, and the bugs & slugs love it.
    The aphids are preferential to brussels sprouts.
    I’m thinking if I cater to the bugs likes, they are leaving some other plants alone.
    Still learning.

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