Well…here we are mid-November and I’m pleased to announce I still have vegetables growing!
My Kale is ridiculous. It’s been going down to almost -10 Celsius some evenings, and it is actually still thriving. I picked most of the kale and froze it a while ago, but left one plant just to see what happens. I also was too lazy to pull out the stalks from the ground after the harvest…Funny thing is, the stem of one of them sprouted new leaves! I’ll bet this stuff would grow after a nuclear bomb.
The Brussels Sprouts are doing really well. I don’t think they’re as strong as they could be due to being stunted in the beginning, the sprouts are all opening up – they’re not packed nice and tight the way you buy them in the store. One plant will probably give enough for one meal…makes you appreciate how much time and space is necessary for those little guys.
Very, very excited for next year. I have already planted seven garlic cloves. I’ll be trying some new vegetables and fruits (corn, strawberries), and doubling up on some that went really well this past year (snap peas, romaine lettuce). I think I’ll pass on the cherry tomatoes, and although cucumbers were so delicious I might give it a year off to curtail the cucumber beetles for a while.
So, so grateful to have the opportunity to pick and chose a wonderful edible garden, and I’m so excited to start planning for next year!