I’m convinced that my garden exists in Bizarro World. Brussels sprouts, leeks, cabbage, and other cool weather veggies? Complete failures. Strawberries? Growing like crazy and blossoming left and right. Who knew that you could grow strawberries in November? According to the gardening book I have, strawberries that are started from seed don’t produce any fruit for the first three years. Well! Tell that to the dozen or so strawberries I have growing on my plants right now.
…and here are the rogue strawberries (and my fingers–sorry about that). You can see that they’ve grown since my last update!
I started these leeks in July, I think. I’ve been waiting for them to get bigger before transplanting them into the garden, but last weekend I finally gave up and put them out there anyway.
Apart from lots of holes in the leaves (which comes with the territory in an organic garden), the kale is doing pretty well. Perhaps it’s time to make another Baby Bella and Kale Casserole?
The chard is doing terribly. I thought about pulling all the plants this weekend. Most of the leaves are more hole than leaf. I never see any bugs on the plants, but there are lots of these little black droppings on them.
The root veggies still aren’t doing much. I finally pulled the lone radish that wasn’t devoured by the slugs and the root was radish-less. The beets and carrots are still tiny, despite being in the garden for a few months now. I finally planted my garlic in the spot freed up by taking out the eggplant–the downside of the square foot garden is that I only had room for four in that one square. But I will treasure those four heads of garlic!
Are you in an area where you can garden in November? What are you growing?