60 bar rises 30.07 2mph N dew-point 59 sunrise 7:06 set 7:00 Autumn
Waning Crescent of the Harvest Moon rise 5:12 set 6:05
Today and tomorrow will be full gardening days. There are bulbs to plant: daffodils, hyacinths, snow drops, many tulips and garlic. Sprinkler heads need coaxing. Mulch sits over at the Anoka County Landfill. Some of it has to come here in the trailer.
While documenting the orchard installation, I also took some shots of the vegetable garden in late September. This photograph has our heirloom Cherokee Purple tomatoes in their senescence. The asiatic lilies with the tall tan stems of wilted leaves look much the same in terms of their life cycle, but in fact are different.
As annuals, the Cherokee Purples put all their effort into fruit, then the plant dies. As a result, we have had a bumper crop of tomatoes, all raised from four seeds planted in April of this year under the lights of the hydroponic system. Continue reading