It’s Time for Fall Crops

OK, it’s an old photo that was taken at our old house in Napa, but it’s the last time we’ve grown cabbage. And it was good cabbage. This year, however, we’re growing a LOT more cabbage – 3 beds each with a different variety. I’m hoping to have enough to make sauerkraut now that I’ve got fermenting buckets. Along with cabbage we’re also growing runner beans, peas, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, spinach, beets, lettuce, carrots, garlic and bok choy. We might do parsnips, but I’m still on the fence about that. Onions and leeks will be planted in the Spring because I found when they are planted in the fall they bolt prematurely.

We are blessed with mild winters so I’m hoping that we’ll have a nice long season of fresh veggies from the garden. I know our lettuce will be fine. I usually have terrible luck with spinach, but I usually plant it in the Spring, so I’m hoping that Fall planted spinach will do better. Unfortunately, while I was putting the transplants in the ground I noticed the dreaded leaf miner on some of the leaves so we’ll probably need to put a row cover over it right away.

So that’s what we’re up to right now, just in case anyone was wondering. : )

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