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November Garden Update

It’s been awhile since October 3rd, hasn’t it? The garden sure shows it, at least.

Turns out that the perfectly sunny patch of yard for the summer isn’t so grand for the autumn & winter. No sunlight means plants that hardly grow.

And I’m sure the frost isn’t helping them either.

One thing that seems happy enough is the sorrel I planted last spring. Which disappeared under a zucchini at some point. Then reemerged after I yanked the beast. Sorrel soup–you’re on my horizon.

The fava plants are doing ok too. Not shooting up like expected, but faring better than the greens. As nitrogen fixing plants, I’m hoping they’ll give a little back. Though maybe I should have planted a host of them as a cover. Who knows. But if I get any fava beans from them, I’ll call it a roaring success.

Mostly it feels like little has grown in the past month. So maybe I’ll harvest some Chinese cabbage soon for a stir-fry, pull the stray carrot or two to munch, and simmer a sorrel soup. The rest I’ll leave up to experiment.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll actually manage to plant my garlic. A girl can dream for more hours in a day, right?

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5 Responses to “November Garden Update”
  1. Chrissy says:

    More progress than I’ve made! I’m hoping all the seeds I bought will still be good next year. :)

  2. Val says:

    I’m still getting over your butternut squash harvest, impressive! You may just need to start a little earlier before the days shorten to take advantage of the fleeting sun, and then they will mature before hard freezes. At least in theory–I can never get my fall crops planted early enough. I can tell you that if your favas make it through the winter (have you tried row cover?), you’ll be rewarded with an early spring crop. That was how I finally was able to get some, because it always gets too hot before they have time to produce.
    good luck–love your plant labels!

  3. FoodFeud says:

    The poor little collards! They look cute though. And fava beans are delicious! I hope you get something out of them.

  4. Even though your vegetable garden is slow growing, I am still very jealous because I have no vegetable garden at all! I see some pesky little creature has been nomming your chinese cabbage leaves!

  5. It looks great! I love your plant markers, too! :D

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