Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Fall Garden

Maybe we'll have some success with our first fall vegetable garden because I don't want to abandon the raised bed just yet! Remembering to water every day -- not to mention yesterday's big rain -- has given these new mini-crops a much-needed head start.

It's surprising how easy it has been to start a few rows of mesclun, arugula, and mixed heirloom lettuces, Golden Cross cabbage, garlic chives, Swiss chard, and red carrots. Plus we still have a okra coming in and an amazing crop of basil. Now I wish I knew what to plant, if anything, when it starts to get colder. Any ideas about where we could get some hearty plants and tough seeds for late fall into winter? Is it going to be kale and only kale?


Anonymous said...

Take a look at this list of publications from the agricultural extension office:

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Pansies are the only thing that come to mind (besides cabbage). They may not grow much in the winter; over here they just go kind of dormant, but we probably have harsher winters than you.
Anyway, I adore pansies both for the way they look and because they are yummy in salads.
Still loving your blog. Still think your a culinary genius. :)

Mother (Re)produces. said...

doh! I meant 'you're,' not 'your.'

Trish Sharp said...

You can always start some spinach inside and move out later into a down and dirty cold frame. My spinach last year made it through 2 days of ice/snow. Also Swiss Chard is pretty hardy. Mustard greens hold up pretty good as well. At this point you might want to still start everything indoors. All you need is a windowsill.