It’s the beginning of November, and the front yard garden is still going strong.
We haven’t had any truly cold days, and everything is continuing to grow. I cut the dried blossom stalks from the artichokes in September. You’re supposed to cut the whole plant down to 12 inches and mulch them over, but the leaves are just too pretty to cover up.
The Purple Ruffles basil has gone to flower, which the bees and bugs just love.
I’m starting some “Bright Lights” and “Neon Glow” chard from Renee’s Seeds that will go in this blank spot between the basil and the lavender.
Look how beautiful these will be when they’re grown!
Jackjack’s strawberries are sending out runners. I need to research whether I should remove them–all the strawberry farms around here pull the plants in the winter and re-plant in the spring.
As I learned in The Edible Front Yard, plant some perennials so your yard isn’t naked come winter. I have a serious weakness for fuschias, and started small by only planting three. There will be several more on the side of the house next spring.
The backyard has two new garden boxes, and my carrots, spinach, and bok choi are starting to sprout. Stay tuned for updates on that next week.
What’s growing in your garden? Do you have your garlic and winter crops started? Let us know in the comments!