In the Vegetable Garden
Outdoors in the garden add compost, manure, and wood ash top improve vegetable beds, digging it in well about 6” to 12” deep. Add a little lime for Cole crops in the brassica beds and also where you want to plant onions. Begin harvesting winter crops such as cabbages, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips, leeks, radishes, mustards, collards, spinach, mibuna, mizuna, and any other remaining crops.
Make hot caps out of coke bottles and milk jugs to protect young plants. You can also cover with clear plastic any remaining summer plants to prolong harvest, such as tomatoes, okra, and squash. Uncover them on warm days. Begin to sow outdoors around the first of October directly in the garden. Plant kale, collards, spinach, cabbage, kohlrabi, turnips, beets, peas, carrots, radishes, onion, garlic, shallots, and chamomile for the herb garden. As weather permits, start planting chitted potatoes…
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