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2014 Fall Garden Update

Sorry for the delay in posting this update. I have been having some technical issue with this blog which are now resolved. If you received a test entry in my blog feed yesterday please disregard that entry.  Overall, the fall garden did really well (see the many pics below). The first head of broccoli was harvested on October 4th and harvest began on the cabbage around this same time. The cauliflower was a little behind schedule, and the first heads were harvested around November 10th and harvest also began on the brussels sprouts around this same time.  The brussels sprouts did not produce as well as in past years and I am not sure why this was the case. I might have to give my brussels sprouts some extra fertilizer in late summer next year.  I was able to get a good harvest of late planted green beans from the corn plot around the third week of October.  I did have to cover this plot with a row cover to protect the beans from a few fall frosts.

I planted the top setting onions out in the garden a little later this year than I like. I think they were planted around the end of October. They seem fine now, but the weather turned cold in early November. They were covered with a row cover for the first few weeks to keep the squirrels from digging them up. The cover also helped to keep the ground from freezing so the roots could get established. After the row cover was removed, they were covered with a thin blanket of shredded tree leaves. These leaves help keep the ground from heaving during the late winter/early spring.

First Head of Broccoli Awaiting Harvest on 10/4/14

First Head of Broccoli Awaiting Harvest on 10/4/14

 Cauliflower is Growing Like Crazy, But No Sign of Cauliflower Heads Just Yet. Picture Taken 10/4/14


Cauliflower is Growing Like Crazy, But No Sign of Cauliflower Heads Just Yet. Picture Taken 10/4/14

Broccoli and Cabbage Growing Nicely in This 4'x4' Raised Bed. Picture Taken 10/4/14

Broccoli and Cabbage Growing Nicely in This 4’x4′ Raised Bed. Picture Taken 10/4/14

A Few Decent Sized Brussels Spouts From One of the Plants. Picture Taken 11/10/14

A Few Decent Sized Brussels Spouts From One of the Plants. Picture Taken 11/10/14

This is a Monster Sized Head of Cauliflower Awaiting Harvest on 11/10/14

This is a Monster Sized Head of Cauliflower Awaiting Harvest on 11/10/14

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