Planting a Fall Garden

A couple of weeks ago, I dug up a 3×3 square of dirt in the backyard to plant zucchini and winter squash. The squash are doing well, which has increased my confidence in planting things in the dirt here.

I have some seeds that I brought down from Seattle, and there was a bit more space around where I planted the squash, so I decided to put it to good use.

My landlord/roommate had been talking about putting stepping stones around the “garden” (squash plot), and when I decided to expand the garden, we decided to use the stepping stones as a path through the garden.

I mapped out where the path would be.

Here’s the view looking away from the house. You can see where I’ve mapped out the path
And this view is looking back toward the house

Then I laid down my seed packets roughly where I though different plants would go. I planted carrots, beets, spring onions, beans, peas, kale, mustard greens, and spinach.

Beets and carrots
Kale, mustard greens, spinach
Beans and Peas

Most of these seeds are a few years old at least, so I think I’ll have so-so germination rates at best. But it’s worth a shot! The zucchini was old, and that still came up, so why not?

Here’s the finished product (without all the shadows from the sun).

Not much too look at right now, but hopefully we’ll get something soon!

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