Suddenly things are looking up for my wee square foot garden. I’m pretty sure it’s because we’ve had a few frosts these past two weeks and they’ve managed to kill the insects that were wreaking havoc on my plants. And even with the frosty mornings, most days this month have been in the 60s and 70s, so the bugs are dead and my plants are happy. And I’m happy. Because it’s November! And I’m gardening! And it’s in the 60s and 70s!
This week I harvested the broccoli rabe, which I started with seeds from Cubit’s Organics. It was huge! Growing it in a container inside the screened porch was a good call because it was completely untouched by insects or animals. And it was delicious.
The chard is looking a lot better. I did a radical leaf-ectomy and pulled most of the leaves from the plants a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if they’d survive, but now they’re doing fantastic. And I think whatever it was that was eating them must have died after the first frost.
Is anyone else still gardening or are you all done for the year?