Tag: Kale

Fall vegetable garden–not so much

Fall vegetable garden–not so much. In August, I had cautiously optimistic hopes for a fall vegetable garden. I planted spinach, lettuce, arugula, carrots, beets, chard, kale, and radishes, hoping for the best despite the August heat. I planted seeds from 2 seed companies–Johnny’s Selected… Continue Reading “Fall vegetable garden–not so much”

Kale harvest in the fall

Kale harvest in the fall. Kale has been under wraps since it was planted in June. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, cute little white cabbage butterflies use kale and broccoli as larval food plants. Their larva are ugly cabbageworms or loopers. The only… Continue Reading “Kale harvest in the fall”

Fall garden

Fall garden. In The Winter Harvest Handbook,¬†Eliot Coleman sings his praises of winter gardens, in Maine even. I am inching my way toward a fall garden in central New Jersey. Baby steps. Above is a photo from August 22 of the vegetable garden in… Continue Reading “Fall garden”

Vegetable garden in June

Vegetable garden in June. It’s time for a June accounting of the vegetable garden, seen above in a photo taken June 6. The tomatoes, planted out between May 19 and May 23, were covered with bed covers for a week or so. I took… Continue Reading “Vegetable garden in June”


Kale (Brassica oleracea). No photos. Coming soon in the kale growing posts, I hope. It seems that kale has reached cult status these days. I’m way out of touch with all the ways to ingest massive amounts of kale. I believe in moderation. However,… Continue Reading “Kale”