I’m going to try to more seriously attempt some “fall gardening/harvesting” this year — more eager to do this because I had planned to last year and didn’t get the chance/had to give up on the experiment due to time constraints.
I started already by randomly sowing seeds as summer succession that were not well documented (i.e. Indidnt bother to make note and write down/I forgot the details already
) ...but here are some more — peas, carrots and daikon.
I realized as I was notating the photos that I had made a mistake — Progress #9 is an extra short variety and I meant to plant them in the SIP for easier harvesting.
So I’ll sow some more tomorrow in the Patio SIP, which I have started to take down — the Cabbage moth pressure on the gigantic Romanesco plant which still hadn’t formed a Head was just too much — they were shredding the inner leaves, so I called it and chopped it down. I had to use long-handled pruning shears. I also harvested a Cuor di Bue cabbage and removed two of the other cabbages — Cuor Di Bue and Kalibos — that had been runty and were not growing well to begin with.
I’ve put them all in the compost bin —
I should toss some bokashi starter in there since cabbages ferment easily — I intend to balance that with the browns tomorrow, and then let it do its stuff so I will have finished compost for fall garden bed work.
I also found the packet of Sugar Magnolia snap peas. This one is extra-tall — 7-8 feet — and I missed planting it in the spring. I want to try growing it somewhere for fall — maybe the Sunflower & House Bed, since the determinate Shimofuri F5 tomatoes are just about finished.
I want to sow more carrots and dailkon as well as some others — Chinese watermelon radish, etc. — also ordered seeds for fast maturing and compact-sized dwarf cabbages and a cauliflower (Igloo) that I am hoping will fit under insect screen covers better.
Kind Variety WksDays
Broccoli Aspabroc (F1) 7w 1d
CABBAGE GONZALES MINI (F1) 7w 6d
CABBAGE QUICK START (F1) 7w 6d
CABBAGE RED EXPRESS 8w 4d
CARROT MINICORE 7w 6d
CARROT MOKUM (F1) 7w 5d
CAULIFLOWER IGLOO 6w 5d
PEA SUGAR SPRINT 8w 2d
PEA SUPER SUGAR SNAP 8w 6d
Here’s the VGA bed of covered brassicas — Tronchuda kale/cabbage is definitely a keeper. The two Dazzling Blue toscana type kale look great — the other two that are in the Patio SIP were stripped of tender leafy parts and are nothing but stem and ribs, though I’m leaving them to see if they might come back later. And look at the Red Chidori flowering kale. Perfect!
...I’m going to set up another covered bed for the fall dwarf brassicas. Radishes need the cover, too.