Gardening

Garden variety

Carrots

The winter garden was good this year.  We had success with Royal Chantenay carrots, black-seeded Simpson and oak leaf lettuces, rainbow chard, and to a lesser degree the Cherry Belle radishes.  The beets are going gangbusters.

Beets

I really like beets and beet greens, so I’m looking forward to those.  For next year, I would like to continue with the lettuce, carrots, chard, and beets, and add kale and perhaps some cabbage.  What about parsnips?  I love parsnips, but maybe it is too warm for them here.  I think we will have to go back to the arugula next winter, since BT’s arugula pesto recipe is so delicious.

I have put up birdfeeders in the garden and the visitors have mostly been those blasted starlings.  They have also stolen the nest holes from the woodpeckers in the sycamore out back.  I am going to have to take down the suet feeder, since that is the one they like.   Jerks!

1 Comment

  1. Vertie

    March 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I’m so jealous about your carrots! I have had no luck whatsoever growing carrots. The rest of your harvest looks great.

    As far as parsnips, I know that Carol Ann at Boggy Creek grows them, but her crop failed completely this year. So I think they are a challenge for this area, but they might be worth a try just for the experiment.

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