Friday PhotoEssay

Wow! Friday came around fast this week. Next week is our Annual Extension Conference, so posting may be light during the early part of the week. This week we’re enjoying all the fall greens and other things that are loving the fall weather.

In our Asian garden, we have several different varieties of Bok Choy, most of which are getting absolutely shredded by flea beetles. I should spray them, but I hate spraying greens so much that I’m putting it off. This ‘Toy Choi’ Bok Choy is looking the best of all of them, with dark green leaves, bright white stems, and relatively undamaged leaves. It is a mini bok choy that should be mature at about 4″ tall. It’s getting pretty close!

The spinach is really random this fall. Some of the plantings are not doing well at all, while others are like this one. The leaves are huge and succulent! I don’t think I’ve ever grown spinach that is that beautiful.

The ‘Chocolate Cherry’ tomato is truly the gift that keeps on giving! It has been a steady producer all year with hardly a hiccup, even in the hottest part of the summer. Obviously it’s still producing plenty of tomatoes.

The French Tarragon has looked rather forlorn all summer, but it is looking great now! Tarragon isn’t an extremely common herb for most American cooking, but it plays a huge role in many French dishes. I really think I need to try a tarragon recipe or two now that the tarragon is looking good.

You know, I think I said a couple weeks ago that I wasn’t expecting the Bachelor Buttons to bloom yet this fall, but they may prove me wrong. Several of the plants are starting to shoot up like they are going to put on flowers. We’ll just have to wait and see. And…Bachelor Buttons are edible! We could have some fun salads if they do bloom.

Have a great weekend!

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 October 15, 2010, in PhotoEssays and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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