I can’t wait to harvest the last thing in our garden — the brussels sprouts!
This is the first year we planted veggies and it was a great experience. We started our crops from seed back in February, transplanting the young seedlings into bigger pots when necessary and setting them outdoors once the danger of frost was over. We enjoyed plenty of pole beans, zucchini, lettuce, and radishes, about a half dozen cucumbers and peppers, and a handful of peas. Our tomatoes didn’t do too well and next year we’ll stick to the cherry and grape varieties.
Maybe it’s just this very mild November, but the cold crops don’t want to quit. Next year I’ll try chard and kale along with the sprouts.
Not only does having a garden give you fresh and tasty things to eat, it allows you the chance to say things like “nature’s bounty” and “plentiful harvest” and really mean it! Tomorrow I’ll play pilgrim and bring our sprouts to our turkey day feast at my brother’s home in Portland. It’s a fitting end to the gardening season, right?