Succession and fall harvest plants are slowly taking the place of summer harvested plants, and a few additions that prefer cooler weather than hot weather.
The corn pictured above were planted in early July and should be ready to harvest in November. Tassels just emerged in the last few days. At that time we moved them closer together for the wind and pollinators to help cross pollinate the stalks. There are 4 containers with 3 stocks each. 100% germination.
Not pictured but part of the succession planting is Swiss Chard in Bed C with the soon to be done tomato plants. Swiss Chard loves cold weather and will be at its sweetest when covered with a blanket of our first snow. Hopefully not until late November or early December.
For a while we were unsure if beets had not been accidentally planted instead of Swiss Chard. The seedlings look just like beets. However, the Next Level Gardening guy out of southern Cali reassures us that Swiss Chard is related to the beet family. Big relief for Beth and R Dub.
Also not pictured in the succession post is radishes and carrots in the garden pond container that once held cabbage and cauliflower. The cabbage was awesome and we are starting more from seed inside. The cauliflower bolted in the hot weather and had to be ripped out. We will transplant the cabbage seedlings in the same bed as the Pole Beans after the hot August weather leaves us.
Operation Green Thumb moves on to the next chapter! We are geekily excited. Geekily may be a new word…
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I am geekily excited and what a beautiful garden!
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What we do with soil is a beautiful thing baby!