Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 9/9/13

It’s been an extremely busy week in the garden this week! (So busy, I haven’t had time to plant the new yellow mums I bought for the urns by my front door, so they’re still sitting in my kitchen window.) First, I planted about 200 turnips, half Purple Top and half Golden Globe. I also applied organic fertilizer to all my new crops and seeded beds. In addition to weeding and harvesting (continual garden chores), I had to water my garden every day because we’ve had less than an inch of rain in the past two weeks. (First, so much rain, now not enough. Welcome to the south.) Then, I spent time in the kitchen: drying dill and oregano, dehydrating 6 pounds of bananas and 6 pounds of apples, and making six pints of hot pepper jelly. Whew! I need to tell my boss I don’t have time to come to work. Haha. Well, I did take time to take pictures of my garden to share with you. This week’s garden pictures!