Thursday, August 5, 2010

What's growing for the fall?

As planting spaces open up throughout the plot we are slowly transitioning/planting fall crops. Here's what we have in the ground as of Sunday:
Kale - We were gifted 5 seedlings from fellow community gardener Marie (who provided our leeks at the start of the season). 4 of the 5 are doing really well!
Bush Beans - We planted a row of organic Fresh Pick bush beans. These are a Jade type green bean.
Butterhead lettuce - The Romaine was incredibly successful at the start of the season. Hopefully the Red Cross butterhead we planted will produce as well. Red Cross produces a mix of crimson and green heads.
Mesclun/Baby Greens - A mixed bed of Johnny's Selected Seeds Elegance Greens Mix, additional Ruby Streaks mustard greens, and Surrey (Arugula/Rocket with a 'wild arugula' look)
Onions- Egyptian/Walking Onions of course!
Beets - more Detroit Dark Red Beets! They were slow to mature and undersized in the spring because we planted late, hopefully this crop will yield larger end results.
Radish- A few interspersed plantings of Champion Radish
Spinach- A 2nd attempt at Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach. Our spring/early planting suffered from our lack of experience and weed identification skills. Trying again in the hopes of better results.

As more space opens up I'll fill it with more greens/fall type crops.
What's to come in your fall garden?


meemsnyc said...

We planted radishes and beets too! Yum.

Martha said...

I have leaf lettuce, peas, and beets in, along with more chard. But out temperatures are ghastly. Highs in the low to mid 90s but with head indexes in the 100s. I suspect my seeds are cooking. One pea plant and the lettuce have come up. I'm hoping for a late, mild fall,.

thyme2garden said...

Looks like you've got yourselv a good variety of fall vegetables! It's been just sooooo hot this summer, I can't even imagine the fall ever getting here, but I suppose it will eventually. I planted some sugar snap peas, bush beans, mesclun mix, leafy prizehead, arugula, spinach, beets, radishes, and carrots. I'm still hoping to get some more seeds for kale, chard, and asian greens like pak choi, so I can expand my vegetable knowledge/experience.