Fall Planting Continues to Yield

The fall crops—those planted in late summer—continue to put food on the table, even as I’ve begun to see cars with bundled trees strapped to the roof.  This weekend, I did a little clean-up in both my garden and the Plot Against Hunger garden on 10th and Barton.

This week's yield from the garden.

This week’s yield from my garden.

The Plot garden yielded a bok choi and some spinach for AFAC and I added some radishes from my garden.  My garden also had bok choi, along with chard, cutting celery and parsley.

I did some hoe work and weeding in both gardens.  It was nice to be outside and with a few other gardeners who were cleaning up and putting their gardens to bed.

Front to back: arugula, garlic, chard, leeks.

Front to back: arugula, garlic, chard, leeks.

While some people in my community garden plant crops for the winter, many don’t.  I had such luck last year with salad greens that I couldn’t imagine not trying to replicate it.  Of course, it all depends on the weather.

The purple-topped turnips are looking close to ready.

The purple-topped turnips are looking close to ready.

I’m hoping my turnips will be ready for harvesting next weekend and my arugula crop definitely needs to go into a salad soon.  Meanwhile, the rose is still blooming, not a bad feat for December 2!DSCN2079

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