The summer’s over, but we’re still keeping up with our balcony garden, with a whole new set of winter crops. Here’s what we’re growing now:
The spinach that we planted back in September finally looks like spinach.
We just picked up some starter beets, and they're already fitting in quite nicely.
We also got a bunch of chard. I can't wait to make salads with baby chard, beet greens, and spinach.
I couldn't resist buying this purple cauliflower plant from the woman who sells plants at the Temescal Farmers Market. Mmm, purple cauliflower soup.
Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry. Anybody can grow potatoes. Just half some old potatoes, stick them in dirt, and water them once in a while. A few weeks later, this is what they'll look like.
The only plant left over from this summer is our pepper plant, which I was convinced was never going to produce any peppers. Well, in early November this pepper appeared. Not sure yet what I'll do with a single sweet pepper.
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