Family of 4 Garden Update

I’m getting to the point where I think I need to harvest some brussels sprouts, since the aphids have returned with a vengeance in last week’s warm weather.  I did harvest a bunch of purple carrots, spring radishes, and watermelon radishes (not from the Family of 4 garden) for Master Gardener class last week.

I also harvested about 5 oz. of salad greens from the Family of 4 Garden. The cilantro is finally looking like something, and the carrot tops are getting nice and big, even if there still isn’t much for carrots underneath! And, of course, the Swiss Chard is still doing just fine. I may have another Swiss Chard recipe to show off later this week…we’ll see if I’m brave enough. Let’s just say that I’m not yet convinced that Swiss Chard, sweet potatoes, and cheese is a tasty combination!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on November 16, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The cabbage worms have (had?) returned with a vengeance here… I hadn’t bothered to dust the cabbage and broccoli in my so-called fall garden because hey, it’s too late in the year for caterpillars, right?

    Let’s just say I’ve never seen so much fresh frass on a single plant in all my gardening years. (Granted, this is only my second year. But still, that was a lot of bug poo.) I can’t complain too much, though… those plants have done so well I can afford to share a few leaves with butterflies. If only their offspring were better potty trained…

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