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Looks like fall is really here… I managed to get my California poppy seeds sprinkled just in time. This year, instead of my usual wildflower mix, I’m going with ‘Mission Bells’ and ‘Apricot Chiffon’ California poppies. It’ll be interesting to see if any of last year’s wildflowers that went to seed come up in spring/summer.

Now that I have a greenhouse, I’ve been ordering more seeds. There are so many fun things to grow that you just can’t find in our local nurseries. Plus, it’s waaaaaaay more economical. Ok, not so if you count the cost of the greenhouse. Oh, nevermind.

In the garden, my tomatoes are winding down, but in the greenhouse, they’re just getting going. We’ll see if I can manage to produce some winter tomatoes. I think I remember Farmer Fred mentioning on his radio show that he had trouble with whiteflies on his greenhouse tomatoes. I’ll be watching out for the little buggers. I grew them in the greenhouse in one of my classes at UCD on these really cool vine supports. We did a lot of pinching and tying, so they really did act like vines and only took up about a square foot of soil.

I’m behind on my bulb planting. Wishing very much that I’d gotten them in the ground before the rain. Oh well. Because I hate those bulb planter thingies, I ordered a bulb-planting drill bit from Gardener’s supply. I’ll let y’all know how it works.

More later…

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