Remember the hoophouse I built over one of my garden boxes last spring? Well, I've set it back up and hopefully will be able to grow some awesome veggies through the winter. Currently I have kale, mixed lettuce greens, arugula, and chard growing. I planted spinach, but it surprisingly didn't do well. Spinach has always seemed a sure fire success. Hmmmm??
I'm going to look at my local nurseries to see if I can locate some other veggie seedlings to plant for the winter. To supplement my family's needs for winter veggies, I'm going to join a CSA. Does anybody in Seattle have any feedback on the local CSA's?
The 2010 summer season was tough on harvestable edibles, but the learning curve was great. I've learned that the local deer really rely on my garden as a food source and I will be putting up some fencing and fishing line this winter. I also figured out that I need to sow more seeds earlier in the season to encourage a better harvest of everything. Additionally, I'll be and looking into some organic methods to curtail the fungus I think is lurking on the fruit trees and in one of the veg beds. My neighbor loaned me her soaker hose for the potato patch and that made a real difference on the time I had to spend watering that 30' bed and also helped to conserved a lot of water. I see more irrigation being engineered into my gardens. Many new things to implement for before next spring arrives!