Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cooper Garden: Autumn Edition - The Trouble with Marigolds

So, we're going to make a go of an autumn garden.  We were out at some nifty little garden/brewing store in Fredericksburg and they had plants, so we thought...why not?  We have these great garden boxes, nice soil, and everything we grew for the summer is already dead, so let's give it a try.  We're sticking to just things we think we will eat, but didn't go overboard on the buying of plants this year....learned our lesson there!

We cleaned out the old dead stuff, tilled it up and re-planted.  Dirt still smells of manure so I hope it's still good.  We also have a minor marigold problem....anyone know what to do about them?  Anyone want them?  I've always heard that you plant them as a natural deterrent to pests...however, I planted from seeds...and they all grew...and grew....and GREW!  Now I don't know what to do with them!!  The hubby says we can make marigold wine, but he's already got pumpkin wine started and we only have the one glass carboy (sp?).  Anyway, here are some pictures of the beginning of this new adventure below.

And to all my regular readers, which I doubt I have many of, I have failed you in my mission to be a better blogger.  I still have the best of intentions to do more blogging!  Anyway, enjoy the pics!

Brussels in the front, Lettuce in the back



Purple Cabbage




and Marigolds!!!

and guess what, Marigolds!!

the compost bin...not pretty, but it's functional

herbs still growing

more herbs still growing

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. Checking out different blogs on A-Z list. Looks like you do a lot of planting and gardening. I'm lousy at it, but I did try to plant some hydrangeas and peonies this Fall for next summer.