A beautifully shaped Cherry Belle radish was pulled up today. This particular radish was grown in a big pot with a mix of other radish plants. As you can see in the photo below, I am growing a patch of radishes off to the right of the containers.
In the containers I am growing radishes, carrots, endive, lettuce, and arugula. Because it has been cold, I cover the potted plants with the glass panes--which were recycled shelving from an old refrigerator. The temperatures at night have dropped to 40 degrees; and the days have been in the 50s because it hasn't been sunny and it has been rainy because of Hurricane Joaquin.
|radish, carrot, and lettuce sprouting|
|arugula, endive, and lettuce|
The picture below shows you the only lettuce plant that has survived. Well I think there may be a couple carrot and lettuce plants but this lettuce plant is the only mature plant.
|mushrooms in the hugelkultur mounds|
But the other "fall stuff" I wanted to show you were the additions to my fall setting. James laughs at me for being so proud of the scarecrow I made and the squash arrangement. Soon I'm going to carve on some of those pumpkins. I'm really not into celebrating anything (i.e. corporate holidays)--however, this time of year takes me back to childhood because of Halloween, I am reminded of enchantment, witches, wizards, and Harry Potter--which is why I made a sign attached to the pole of the porch "9 3/4".
|pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow squash, cushaw, mums & aster plants|
In the next couple of days I will harvesting additional radishes, and some small amounts of arugula and other greens. The lettuce and endive are sprouting in the small garden, and I assume they will be ready to begin harvesting in the next three weeks. I'm not sure the carrots will mature before the fall frost, but if they continue to grow--they will be ready to harvest in the next couple of months.