Wow! I might have successfully grown a Brassica! I have terrible luck with pretty much everything in this category. Cabbage becomes bug infested (I know, I need to use BT spray) and broccoli bolts before much of a head has even formed. But look at this. I might actually get some brussel sprouts off this plant. I have been using BT this time, so maybe I’ll end up with something I can actually eat.
Also in the fall garden, I have some nice Swiss Chard Bright Lights growing next to a patch of red leaf lettuce. Both of still looking good.
Today, I harvested another, although small, batch of tomatoes and peppers. I’ve picked so many in the last few weeks that I don’t have many green fruits left of the plants. This has been a very pleasant surprise given our dismal spring and summer.
Fall gardens are wet. I have a well-worn pair of muck shoes, but I was getting tired of the bottom of my pants and socks getting wet. So, I sprung for some mid cut boots. They are tall enough to keep my pants dry when I tuck them in and I love the little cut out handles for pulling them on. They are way easier to put on than the muck shoes. Plus, they’re cute!
Happy fall gardening.