Garden Rebound

After the crazy cold snap we had in October we’ve had mostly unseasonably warm weather.  The fall gardens that were seemingly done in by the cold have gotten second wind it seems.

I thought the bok choy was history, but it's coming back.

I thought the bok choy was history, but it’s coming back.

Broccoli looking good

Broccoli looking good

It looks like we may have Brussels sprouts this year after all

It looks like we may have Brussels sprouts this year after all

Likewise kohlrabi

Likewise kohlrabi

The cabbage plants are still alive and may yet produce heads.  Some of the Asian greens have survived and are still producing as well.  We have plenty of turnips.

It’s turning out to be a pretty good time of year for the gardens after all.

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19 comments on “Garden Rebound

  1. shoreacres says:

    Those are some good-looking veggies and greens.. Not only that, the colors are perfect for the season. When I first looked at the bok choy, I thought: red and green — Christmas colors! Granted, the colors are a little more subtle, but that just means your garden’s more sophisticated than some of the displays around town. 🙂

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  2. pollardpainting says:

    About the only thing that has survived here is some kale as we are in a cold area. I saved the seeds from the plants that survived the cold last year so I hope to eventually get plants that will survive in our low hollow climate where cold seems to pool. Your plants have that winter look and are doing well.

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    • Bill says:

      Good idea to select for cold hardiness. We have some kale too but it didn’t do very well for us this year for some reason. Everything was stunted by the extreme cold we had, but the stuff that survived is starting to recover–but it does indeed have that winter look.

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  3. Joanna says:

    Nice! I noticed that some of our veg has also recovered. We will have leeks after all and maybe some pea sized brussel sprouts. Then we can expect another cold snap.

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    • Bill says:

      We had another beautiful sunny day today. It’s just a matter of time before Old Man Winter returns with a vengeance. We’re enjoying it while we can. We haven’t had any snow or ice yet this year.

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  4. Your garden rebound is filled with many happy returns! Happy Birthday Bill. I saw this – http://blog.rowleygallery.co.uk/le-quattro-volte/ – and thought of you.

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  5. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    ‘K so (if you just ignore that blast in the past; ) when would Winter “normally” arrive for you down there?

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    • Bill says:

      Today. 🙂

      As for the icy, snowy messy days it varies. Usually we’d have some by now (we did last year) but a couple of years ago we didn’t have any bad weather like that until it was almost spring.

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  6. Glad to hear it, Bill. Eat heartily. –Curt

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  7. Such colour in these pictures, particularly the kohlrabi. Enjoy the results!

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    • Bill says:

      Before the Arctic blast hit us I thought the kohlrabi was only about a week from being ready. But then it quit growing and has barely budged since then. I think it’s starting to grow a little now (although that may be wishful thinking). We’re still hopeful.

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  8. pattisj says:

    What a nice surprise.

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  9. Looking good! We grew broccoli and brussels sprouts years ago at our old house in the city, but we haven’t tried it out here in the country yet. I especially love brussels so we may have to get some in the ground! Hard to believe garden planning is right around the corner. Truth be told, all year is garden planning for us haha 😉

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    • Bill says:

      Yeah, us too.

      We look forward to our cool weather brassicas like broccoli and Brussels sprouts. We’ve harvested them as late as February so we haven’t given up on them yet.

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