Harvest Day

In response to the current edible-landscaping craze, we’ve planted and maintained a few vegetable gardens this year.  Today, the last of the goodies came inside — a crop of carrots, radishes, and other cool-season veggies. There are still some good-looking kale, parsley, and bokchoy out there in containers, and it’s time for potted herbs to come indoors.

If you are dreaming of starting or enlarging your own garden next spring, now is a good time to start planning.  The Greenfield Cooperative Exchange offers a great vegetable garden primer targeting northeastern crops and timing. No soil?  No problem.  Here’s a list of beginners’ crops well-suited to container gardening.

Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in the mail to tempt us.  Some good ones:

Seed Savers Exchange – Heirloom Varieties

Seeds of Change – Organic seed and tons of gardening information

High Mowing Seeds – Organic & heirloom seeds, cover crops