Hi y’all, with Spring on the way I will soon be planting again so today I wanted to share with you the results of my first Fall Garden if you missed the post at the beginning of the season and you’re in need of a short story I hope you will take a few minutes and read up here. I promise this post is not so long-winded.
Anyways, I am very pleased with the results, I planted Broccoli, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Asparagus, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Strawberries, and Blueberries. And a few herbs (thyme,oregano, parsley, cilantro, and sage) Once the weather cooled off and the bugs gone, things got so much better.
Did you know that the part of the broccoli we eat is actually the flower of the plant? And once you cut the main head off of the Broccoli if you let the plant continue to grow you will get baby broccoli (not the same as broccolini)? This pic is the baby broccoli, I forgot to get a pic of the main head.
Aint this the cutest head of cabbage you have ever seen? Our chickens have put out larger eggs than this!!!
Now the only thing is the Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Cabbage grew very small. I’m thinking maybe not enough fertilizer or soil amendments, although I read that organic produce is often not as large as non-organic produce because of the lack of chemicals. However the smaller produce is more tender and sweet. It takes awhile to perfect the soil. I will work more organic matter in the garden soil before planting and see how my spring/summer harvest turns out.
The Asparagus seeds didn’t make it, the Carrots are still very small but hopeful, the Onions, Celery, Garlic, Strawberries and Blueberries are all doing well. The Lettuce, Swiss Chard and Spinach are still producing! I gave the Cauliflower to our neighbor and we ate ALL of the Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage. I have never tasted better veggies in my life!
I plan on planting Tomatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Okra, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant and Peppers. Wish me luck!
Sharing with these sweet ladies