***If you are a gardener and are willing, I would appreciate your advice on any of the questions at the bottom of this post.***
In years’ past, after a brief, hot summer, I spent late August and early September trying to get my teaching voice back, my feet into shoes, and my body clock shifted.
On unusually daunting mornings, I played Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones to propel myself out of my driveway and across the street to the high school parking lot.
I literally lived that close to my job. It was almost like walking down the hall.
The point is gardening was not in my sights; high school students late to class, daring to sleep in class, or staring off into space in class were.
“Snap out of it!”, I enjoyed shouting. My English III AP students just laughed. Those really were the good old days. Then I would laugh. Learning really gets enhanced when everyone is laughing.
Again, the point is I need your gardening help and expertise.
Note: I live in zone 9, 6 inches from the surface of the sun.
* Can I replace the plants I lost this summer in October?
*Can I plant carpet grass this fall?
*I am planning two large, raised beds for next spring. Should I build them now, fill them with soil, and add magical substances to the soil as I wait for spring?
*What are those magical substances?
*Do you order seeds and plants from catalogues? Which ones do you like?
*Do you grow your plants from seeds?
*Are you planting fall annuals?
I know right about now you feel like shouting, “Snap out of it!”