The fall veggie garden got off to a very late start this year, but the veggies are almost ready for harvest. I purchased 4 inch transplants of broccoli and cabbage in early September, but couldn’t bring myself to plant them due to the heat. After potting them up in 1 gallon containers, I left them sitting in a shady spot until planting them the first weekend in October.
|Broccoli Florets Forming|
|Cabbage Head Forming|
When I was finally ready to plant in October, I made another trip to the nursery for Chinese cabbage and Brussels Sprouts transplants. The Chinese cabbage is starting to head and if you look closely at the Brussels Sprouts photo you can see the beginnings of future sprouts.
|Brussels Sprouts Plant|
|Close-up Brussels Sprouts Forming|
The rutabagas I started from seed in early September will be ready for harvest toward the end of December and into January.
|Garden Bed of Rutabagas|
|Rutabaga Plant Close-up|
Planted on the last weekend in October the kale and chard are making good progress. The garlic, which was planted on November 5th, sprouted up quickly.
|Swiss Chard (front) and Garlic (back)|