Bed #1 is definitely ready to be cleaned out and planted with the winter cover crop of mostly mustard.
Beyond in Bed #2 you can see the protection that I set up over the Aji pepper plants.
As you can see the protection was effective. The Aji Amarillo Grande plant is alive and well and the remaining peppers are in excellent shape. Much to my amazement they are continuing to ripen. The Baby Aji Amarillo plants are on the left, pepperless but still alive and well. And there's one Mareko Fana plant hiding in the rear on the right - it's still alive too.
|Aji Amarillo Grande|
|Frozen Robin Hood Fava Plant|
|Revived Robin Hood Fava Plant|
Over in Bed #3 I've got some spinach and broccoli seedlings started under water bottle cloches.
Oh boy, do they look cold in their icy bottles. Brrr...
But both the broccoli and spinach sailed through the cold and are growing. I may be harvesting some spinach in a few weeks.
|Batavia Broccoli Seedling|
There's new seedlings hiding in water bottles in Bed # 4 also.
|Palla Rossa Radicchio|
Tronchuda Beira Cabbage
|Dazzling Blue Kale|
That's the latest from my winter garden.
An early Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate.
Whoa! I just noticed that this is my 800th published post!