Thursday, November 3, 2011

A view of the garden in early November

The garden looks terrific this time of  year!  Here in Southern Louisiana we have an ideal climate for growing crops late into the year.  Unlike places further north our weather stays warm into November and December, allowing us to have a second growing season in autumn.  Most places stop harvesting their fruits and vegetables no later than Halloween, but we might have a harvest right up until Christmas!

At our open garden day on October 1st we planted many different kinds of seeds.  Today our garden is blooming, leafing and fruiting with broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red russian kale, bush beans, red and white onions, green bell peppers, chili peppers, bok choy, spinach, cauliflower, summer squash, red okra, cabbage, pink and white radishes, arugula, lettuce, carrots, basil, rosemary, oregano, zinnias, hibiscus flowers and more!  Our variety is part of the strength of our garden, warding away pests and preserving all the good minerals and organic matter in our soil.

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