Thursday, November 3, 2011

This week in the garden: Nov 3, 2011

This past week has brought some colder weather to NC.  At my house, we dipped below freezing (28F) for the first time on Oct 30.  Presently, I still have some hot and sweet peppers, brussel sprouts, and basil from summer in the garden.

Cayenne Pepper
The brief cold spell didn't bother the peppers or sprouts; however, the basil experienced damage as a result.  (Note to self: harvest all basil before any chance of frost!)
Basil-frost damaged.
My fall crops are doing well!  I direct sowed the seeds a little later than I had planned (mid-September), but I'll be enjoying lettuce and tatsoi any day now.
Fall crop - Tatsoi
The cool weather has also brought new life to the marigolds that I planted in the garden in spring.
Marigolds in fall.
And drum roll please... Three of our five chickens started laying over the last week!  (We got them as chicks on May 1.)  So far we've had a dozen eggs.  I love the variety of eggs that we get from our mixed flock.
Our first buff orpington egg.

 How does your garden grow?


  1. Hey there - can you share more about your fall crops? What and when you planted them? I'm sure it's too late for me to possibly plant something right now as I also need to move my beds to the front/sunny side. Congrats on the egg!

  2. Hi Claud! Thanks!

    I actually got a little bit of a late start on the fall crops, but I'm growing tatsoi, lettuce, collards, kale, and carrots. Generally, fall plants get started from seed in August or September. I plan on providing a ton of information on this topic before it's time to plant next fall! :) I'm glad you're interested.

  3. I'm very much interested. I guess I'll wait until Spring for a new attempt at gardening :-)

  4. Yeah, at this point it would probably be best to hold off until spring. Although it is still early enough to plant spring bulbs (garlic, flowers)!

    It is going to be time to start thinking about the spring garden before we know it! A lot of seeds are going to need to be started indoors in just 2-3 months!


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