It’s time to get the cabbage and kale planted and it won’t be long til I need to get the garlic planted. I’m short on bed space. It wouldn’t matter how much garden space I have, I’d be short because there’s no end to what I want to plant.
I will have two 4′ x 8′ raised beds and a third available after the first frost. I will have two – really 2-1/2 of the 4′ x 4′ raised beds because one has horseradish planted on one end and it will stay in the ground through winter. Once we have a freeze, I’ll pull out a couple of the roots and use those but I’ll leave enough to come back in the spring and produce again.
I think I will plant the cabbage in 5 or 7 gallon grow bags. We should not have a hard freeze before they’re ready for harvest but if we do, I can bring those into the greenhouse. As soon as the okra is out (like the same day), I’ll plant garlic. I’ll also use one of the other 4′ x 8′ raised beds for garlic and I may try a few garlic seeds in the 30 gallon grow bags just to see how they do. In the other 4′ x 8′ raised bed, I plan to plant spinach and kale.
I have those big almost 4′ x 4′ bins the neighbor gave me. Since they’re up off the ground, I may plant lettuce in those. Rabbits and groundhogs can get into those containers. Lettuce isn’t terribly expensive to buy but often, especially in the winter, we don’t go out much and it seems if we buy several packages of lettuce, they go bad before we use them. It’s much easier to go out and pick a few leaves as needed and I can do consecutive plantings and have lettuce til it gets too hot for it to survive.
OK . . I think I can stop thinking about what I’m planting in the fall garden and make room in the brain for thinking about something else. 🙂