it's november already! and true gardening season in our parts. for my birthday, byron made a lovely wooden (garden) bed for me, so now I have three beds that are each about 4 feet by 4 feet. he plans to make me two more maybe by next spring.
we have had several good rains in october and the first week of november promises more. the days are mild. our average first freeze usually occurs in early december. so there's a could stretch of days ahead for continuing growing and such.
this year i've planted garlic, brocoli, brussel sprouts,kale, swiss chard, peas, radishes, and lettuces. i also have a leftover sweet potato plant and eggplant from the summer garden. the eggplant never produced this summer, but survived, and has several babies growing. so we'll see.
i think it's getting close to time to plant onion sets as well. i must check at the market for a bundle.
no major pests, though two days ago, i saw the tiny beginnings of caterpillers on my brocolli. i need to remember to get out there each day and nip their destruction in the bud. i'm not too worried though because the plants have had such a good start.
i wonder if the garden will actually produce any real amount of food this year? that would be nice. and different. we'll see...and i'll keep ya posted.