Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Fall Garden

A far cry from the lush summer garden, but I'm pleased to still have stuff growing.  I'm harvesting snow peas right now.  I've got English peas flowering and more that have yet to sprout.  My first planting of broccoli is just forming buds, and I've got the start of some cabbage heads.  Succession plantings of broccoli are moving s..l..o..w..l..y.  I'm pulling the green onions I planted over the summer, and have more in their infant stage. And I've got lots of parsley, some chives, oregano and sage still alive from summer.

So wow, I guess when I write it all out, I've got quite a bit going on!

Winter Pak Choi

I started Pak Choi seeds last week.  Just waiting for them to get old enough to put in the ground and survive the slugs.  In the meantime, I've got them in my mini greenhouse outside.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Double-Triple Bonus Pea Experiment

Double Part: I've started another succession planting of peas today, November 14th. If they mature according to the package, we'll be eating peas around January or February. Not sure if they'll survive the winter, as I would presume this is a little late to be starting peas, but I want to see how far I can stretch my growing season of peas and broccoli.

Triple part: I've started three different kinds of peas.  In case my tags wear off in the rain, I've planted:  (far right) Strike Treated, (middle) Premium, and (left) Feisty.  I will be curious to see how each of these does, and which one is my best producer for this particular time of year.  That is, if they all first get past the Double Part of this experiment and survive the winter.

Bonus:  I've used in innoculant for the first time.  We'll see if that makes any difference in the yield, as it proclaims.