Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall Happenings

The garden is just about rapped up for the year. We had out first killing frost on Nov 5th and I cleared and amended the garden shortly after. I think my soil is getting a little low on nutrients so I spread leaf mold compost this fall and will spread bagged manure in the spring. The only things remaining in the garden are the polytunnel (chinese celery, bok choy, tatsoi and shallots), two rutabaga and perennial herbs.
I took advantage of some nice fall weather last Friday and planted the garlic. This year I am mainly growing Music shown in the top two photos. It grows very well and produces very large cloves. It is also easy to locate, I got mine at the farmers market, $4 bucks for about 50 cloves. The red skinned garlic above are Wildfire & Burgundy. I grew them both this year and they didn't really size up well. I am hoping they will do better next season.