Thursday, October 9, 2008

fall garden update, October 7

The fall garden will have its first test this weekend, when the temperatures are supposed to dip and snow is in the forecast. Everything is still going strong at this point.  The new seeds I planted a few weeks ago germinated quite nicely and are doing well.  We've been hitting the kale and swiss chard fairly frequently, and even cooked up some of the broccoli greens when I thinned them out.  Here's a shot of the entire bed:

The major question mark in my mind as I planted this bed was how these peas would do.  It has been interesting to watch them grow.  They didn't climb very high, which I assume is due to the decreased light and temperature as the fall progresses.  I have a feeling they are pretty much done at this point.  We'll see what happens this weekend.  But I am glad to see that there are a few peas:
This is the only one I have harvested so far.  It was delicious!
I'm a bit skeptical that the peas in the fall are worth the extra effort because there are so many other veggies that are hitting their peak at that time.  I may try again next year.  We'll see.

1 comment:

camie said...

now i wish i would have split it with you... oh well... love and miss you!!!