Last night I planted the first bed of our fall garden. I planted 21 cabbage plants. This should be more than enough cabbage for our family. I still have some in the freezer so I just wanted enough cabbage to eat fresh. I also planted a large square of Buttercrunch lettuce. Buttercrunch is somewhere between a head lettuce and a loose leaf lettuce. I also planted a large square of Heirloom Acres Mix which is a combination of several different lettuces. This mix makes a lovely salad because you get so many different varieties all blended together. I have never planted fall green onions before, but I thought I would give it a whirl. After all, what is a salad without fresh garden green onions?
I am trying a new experiment this year. When my son tilled up the cucumber bed, the cucumber seeds reseeded and now I have beautiful cucumber plants. I weeded out the small ones, but I left the larger ones. I am going to see if we can grow cucumbers this fall by using plastic to protect them from the cool. This is more just for fun than anything else, but since I didn't have to do any work it is an easy experiment. I like to try something new each growing season. I'll let you know if it works!!
grace and peace,