Yes, it’s November already. I finally got my collards and kale into the ground.
It was nice to have seeds still from last year. Germination rates were great.
Poor little root-bound souls. All the waiting was stressing them out. 🙂
Triple row of daikon radishes doing well. I have an easy daikon recipe that I posted earlier this year that featured this root vegetable.
So far the shed bed has the triple row of daikons, 2 wide rows of mustard, and a few straggling basil plants.
The large garden has been planted with onions, kale, collards, turnips, lettuce, and has a few summer crops remaining such as peppers, sweet potatoes, and zucchini.
This is what happens when you neglect a zucchini. Ordinarily, I harvest mine when they are much smaller, but I’m glad I have a good chocolate zucchini bread recipe to use!
Here’s my list:
1. Plant garlic in shed bed.
2. Harvest and cure sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. Replace sweet potatoes with carrots, who should hopefully appreciate the loose soil.
3. Plant out broccoli, cauliflower, pak choi, and Swiss chard transplants.
5. Resow Brussels sprouts and spinach.
6. Sow in empty spots: beets, carrots, mustard, and radish.
7. Start putting flowers and more vegetables in flowerbed. It is part of my plan to mix flowers and vegetables for winter color.
8. Make pear butter. I plan to use a method similar to my easy Crock-pot apple butter recipe.
It’s nice to enjoy local produce, isn’t it?
With just a little work at the beginning, my winter garden should be a “set it and forget it” type of garden. How does your garden grow? Are you clearing it in preparation for the first snowfall? Are you sowing seeds for spring? I’d love to know!