Because I was working two jobs and mostly seven days a week during the busy season, my spring/summer garden suffered. It did okay, but nothing to brag about. I was gardening vicariously through the garden center customers and my friend, Brenda Gardner-Newby. More about her later. No, I didn't make up that name.
Today I left the garden center a little early. This gave me plenty of daylight to get some of the fall garden put in. I planted broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprout plants. I started broccoli raab, an heirloom broccoli called Di Cicco, and collard green seeds. These will be transplanted in about six weeks.
Over the weekend, I put in my garlic. I also took another shot at artichokes and quinoa. I had limited success with quinoa a few years ago. I have managed to keep a relative of artichoke, cardoon, alive for many years. I figure if I can't grow a thistle, I better get a new
Tonight, I am going through my seed box and finding everything else I can grow in my garden this winter. I intend to plant every inch of it. I want to have enough to share with friends, family and maybe even a local food pantry.
Happy Fall Everyone.
Don't forget to grow your garlic.