Monday, September 19, 2011
Fall Garden Tour
Now that summer is coming to an end, here's a preview of this year's fall garden. All in all, I was good about getting our fall crops started on time. In a few weeks we'll have to break out the row cover at night, but nonetheless, I'm hoping that we'll be able to harvest continually from the garden until at least early December.
In no particular order, here is what we'll be eating (hopefully) during the next few months:
The fall beets (lower right) are slowly sizing up while the fast growing Tokyo Market turnips should be ready in a couple of weeks.
The spinach is practically ready for us to harvest. The winter carrots (right) on the other hand will be pulled in December and January, that is if the voles don't get to them first.
Here's a bed of Asian greens.
I am growing a ton of leeks this year and they are looking really good. They are much fatter than last year's crop.
My fall carrots should be ready in another month or so.
The Bonanza broccoli is doing well and should be ready soon. On the other hand, I'm worried that our cauliflower won't head up in time.
This will most likely be my last year of growing Napa cabbage. It's impossible to keep the slugs away from this plant. Also, our fall crop has bolted prematurely due to the sudden change in temperatures. I think I'll stick to other Asian greens that are easier and faster to grow.
I don't expect much from our fall snow peas but that won't stop me from trying to grow them.
Finally, I have several varieties of winter lettuce this year. These will have to be harvested by early December their quality quickly diminishes after that point.
In addition to this, I sowed some mache, claytonia and French Breakfast radishes the other day. What's growing in your fall garden?