Thinking ahead to the fall garden...
Even with a full garden and a busy schedule of preserving looming in my near future, my mind always turns to the fall garden this time of year. I know if I do not think about and plan for it now, it will never happen once the season of preservation begins! While I plan to sow some seeds directly, such as beets, spinach, turnips, and carrots, I took some time yesterday to sow some others that will take a bit longer to mature. One variety that I have been very happy with is a broccoli named aspebroc. While this is a hybrid (not GMO though), I have been beyond pleased with its performance! We planted four plants in the spring and have gotten two abundant harvests already so far, and they are still going strong in our 90+ degree heat wave! I also sowed two varieties of cabbage - chinese cabbage and one called Charmant (a small french heading storage variety) - they have been reliably good for us in the past. A new variety this year which I sowed in spring (Violageo Di Verona) has been growing steadily and is huge! I will need to space these out more next year :) I did choose to sow one extra of this variety to experiment if it will mature in time between now and winter... if that works, it will free up more space for me in the spring to sow something else and still get my cabbage harvest in :) Anyone else thinking ahead to the next round of sowing? What are you planning?
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