As you may (or may not!) remember, we had a disastrous spring and early summer garden (here's the full story, in case you missed it). It was very, very disappointing.

After what seemed would be a fantastic season, all of our broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and lettuce was killed by the crazy amount of rains we received in early June.

So, I was very careful about making sure we had plenty of the brassica's to plant for fall.

OK, maybe careful isn't the correct word. The terms "anal" or "obsessive" might also come to mind.

Yes, I went a little crazy.

And yes, everything is growing very nicely.

And no,  I don't really know what I'm going to do with 25 cabbages.

Anyway, here's a breakdown of what I planted in August and is growing in my fall vegetable garden right now ...

Broccoli (25 plants)

Growing Broccoli in the Fall Garden

Cabbage (25 plants)

Growing Cabbage in Fall Garden

Brussel Sprouts (5 plants)

I've never grown brussel sprouts in the fall, so I don't really know if they are going to have enough time to mature or not ... they are just now starting to form sprouts.

Growing Brussel Sprouts in Fall Garden

Sweet Corn (about 50 stalks)

'Bodacious' is the variety we planted for the fall since it has such a quick maturation time. I couldn't resist including a photo of a little tree frog on a little ear of sweet corn.

Growing Sweet Corn in Fall Garden

We also have about 30 heads of lettuce, 30 basil plants, and 50 bok choy (yes, you read that correctly ... 50 bok choy! In my defense, I only planted 5 of these. The other 45 sprouted up on their own and I just let them grow).

Of course, we are still harvesting (pretty much every day) green beans, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, okra, swiss chard, zucchini and both summer and winter squash. We also still have watermelon everywhere. And we haven't yet started to harvest the sweet potatoes.

Oct 06 2013
Posted in: Vegetables

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October 8, 2013

I'll take some corn, broccoli, lettuce, basil, and more tree frog photos, please!


October 8, 2013

I'm still finding frogs everywhere.... did you like the little one on the corn? I thought he was especially cute :-)

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