Saturday, September 6, 2008

Big carrots!

They might not look big to you, but they're giant compared to what's come out of my garden in previous summers.

My first cucumbers are starting to grow and my tomatoes are producing like crazy. Still no zucchini. Last week I picked up some winter rye seed and tossed it around in the bare spots in my garden. Some of it has already germinated and is a few inches tall. In early spring (like maybe late February/early March), I'll turn it under to provide new nutrients for the soil. I know that there are better cover crops (especially legumes) but winter rye is what the Colorado State ag extension recommends for our climate.

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