My fall garden is actually good enough to post pictures of. My summer garden was best forgotten. Right now, I just have row cover ready for frosty nights. I want to build a hoop house that I saw in the latest issue of Mother Earth News magazine. I may have to modify it some, because the pvc needed to make it is kinda pricey. Their method has the plants covered by row cover and then a hoophouse made of pvc hoops covered in greenhouse plastic. Elliot Coleman claims it's the equivalent of moving your garden 1,000 miles to the south using this method and grows year round in New England.
Now, you can't grow tomatoes or cucumbers in the winter with this method. It works for mainly root vegetables and greens. Here's what I'm growing (and yes, I know I'm behind on weeding...this weekend, I promise)...
|Python spinach. I planted another variety and two plants sprouted. This one is growing great!|
|Radishes and lettuce|
|Red Swiss Chard|
|Rocket (arugula) This is my favorite green. It grows like weeds and has a wonderful nutty flavor.|
|Super Snappy Peas|
|Tatsoi. It's an Asian green. This is the first time I've grown it. It has a grassy taste with just a tiny kick. It's still very young so we'll see how it matures.|
|Mustard Greens. I love these when they're small on sandwiches and in salads. They have a horseradish kick.|
|Purple top turnip|
|Purple top rutabaga|
|Green onions. They're not growing great.|
|Short Sweet Carrots|
|Bright lights chard|