Tuesday, November 03, 2009
photos of my garden plot
escarole and winter radish
kale, fava beans, Boston lettuce, red romaine and spinach
asparagus, red cabbage and parsnips
savoy cabbage and mixed fall greens
My raised beds are beginning to look clean and organized again after the profusion of plants that overtook them this summer. The garlic is planted and covered with a layer of salt hay. Most of the old plant debris has been added to the compost bin. I layered compost and fresh manure on a couple beds and seeded cover crops in this. Its coming up nicely in the mild weather.
Several beds still have things growing, waiting for harvest. Parsnips should be getting sweet by now. I checked one and it was very good a few weeks ago. I'll pull the rest soon. The greens are good this year. I like the Fall Greens Mix from Sand Hill. And the Red Romaine from Ohio Heirloom seeds (a free packet for testing).
I don't know what's going on with the fava beans. They were planted in early spring, and keep on flowering and producing pods. I got tired of eating them, but they're good for the soil so I left them in. Since the seeds are expensive, I'm hoping to collect some to plant next year.