I continue to eat a bowl of green chicory every night. I just finished
the chard, except for small leaves that will end up in salads. Anytime
is good for potato-sorrel soup these days (as well as any dessert
containing pears, I got tons of both potatoes and pears). I have not
even started to graze the arugula, collard, red cabbage, cardoon, and
red radicchio, though collard will follow chard and red
radicchio+arugula will follow chicory. Some beets, too are still in
For next year, mult. onions and garlic are planted, plus hardy lettuce
is three inches tall and I will start harvesting it in April. The
tatsoi did not develop in time, so that will be eaten in the spring
too. The mache bed is covered in mache that will overwinter uncovered
for first harvest in April. I also have some large green chicory that
I selectively did not harvest and that will make small heads in late
december (under cover) - these are usually the very last harvest in
January before the Big Chill. I am in Michigan, and I will cover my
beds with a poly tunnel shortly after Thanksgiving.
On 28 Oct 2003 10:19:43 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (simy1)
(from Northern PA, one of the colder areas of Zone 5).
You're doing better than I am... I didn't get many fall
things planted (we thought we were moving, and I didn't have
the heart to do so).
Nevertheless, we have sorrel, radicchio, lettuce, chard and
kale. This is nice. I planted garlic also.
Indoors, I have miniature tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants
growing. Also Spicy Globe Bush Basil, and I'll be starting
cilantro tomorrow and then one batch of cilantro each
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well, i guess you ALL will hate me, i live in FL and we are starting up our
- misc. herbs
- bush beans
- mustard greens
don't hate me......too much ;)
I live in Southern California, and have started my winter garden as
Cabbage, broccoli, chard, eggplant, cauliflower, lettuce, onions,
shallots, spinach, peas, many herbs, carrots, brussels...
And I'm also growing a nice supply of whiteflies, if anybody would
like to take these off my hands... I'm starting to get a handle on
My mornings are great right now... I don't leave for work until 10 am,
so from about 7 (or maybe 8) until 9:30 or so, I just tinker around in
the garden... Good way to get the day started.
I'd be interested to know how your tomatoes and corn and cucumbers and
these other "warm weather" plants do in the winter... I normally stick
to the hardier plants in my winter garden...
well, so far it has been staying in the low 80s during the day and the high
60s at night (and according to the forcast will stay that way for another 2
otherwise, it's florida :) we MAY get a freak high 40's night this time of
year, but thats a one timer...
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