Growing a winter vegetable garden in the Pacific Northwest
But first, a full confession. I didn't do anything I was supposed to do in my backyard this autumn. (I really should follow Mudrakers more closely.) I didn't plant a cover crop. I didn't cut back my asparagus. I didn't even bother to pick up all of the big leaf maple leaves from my raised beds.
All I managed to do was plant a couple of packs of cauliflower and beets from Fred Meyer. I also planted a bag of garlic from Wight's Home and Garden, and let some chard go to seed.
Then I pretty much abandoned my garden until now.
Guess what? Gardening in Puget Sound rocks! The cauliflower has heads, the chard is ready to harvest, and I can start thinning some beet greens to eat too. I even saw some carrots growing, that I don't remember planting.
That's not bad considering what a lazy gardener I've been. Next winter I'm going to try planting kale…
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