The teaching beds at Zilker Botanical Gardeners were looking vibrant this past Saturday after the rain and temperature drop. It's almost sweater weather and lucky for us the red cotton we planted this summer finally starting to show their bolls. We probably had enough cotton to make a sweater for a squirrel or a fake spiderweb halloween decoration! This was our first year growing this fiber plant and we will share more later on the growing process.
There are still lots of nightshades and mallows to harvest. Peppers, eggplants, okra, Jamaican sorrel, beans. The three sisters or milpa was looking upright with the help of the pole beans and silks and ears were forming nicely. The fall asters couldn't be more vibrant just in time for pollinators passing by. We also covered our brassica's with tulle. Scroll to the video below on how to use old prom dress material to protect brassicas from cabbage loopers.
Thanks to all the Austin Organic Gardeners that came out to plant peas and help keep the teaching gardens looking beautiful.
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