Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall greens

Osaka red mustard

It's been busy this fall, so I've barely been able to get a few new beds changed out, and only planted some (purchased) collards and cabbage plants last weekend. I still need to get the garlic in, hopefully this week, since it's getting late in the season. But a woodchuck has reappeared, so I might as well write off growing kale and cabbage, until s/he is relocated.

Our drought continues, unfortunately. Lake Hartwell, next to campus, is remarkably low, and the Army Corps of Engineers announced recently that they couldn't mark all the hazards for boaters because of the low water.


But I was encouraged about how well that some of my 'donated' seeds have produced in the protected vegetable garden next to our visitor center (at work).

My colleague Kathy had reworked the beds, and recently sown collards, mesclun mix, turnip greens, red-striped mustards, and Osaka purple mustard. They all look great, and some are ready to harvest. She also has shallots, broccoli, and snow peas growing nicely.

2 comments:

  1. Your cool season crops look great. We are just now cool enough to start them.

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  2. An interesting comparison in "water use" scales: Hartwell has dropped to record drought levels, but your garden shows how careful management of water can produce bountifully.

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