Thursday, November 6, 2008

Garden Update

Here's how the garden looked on an early evening this week.

All that remains in the first bed are the chives, the roots of the swiss chard, four leeks,miniture carrots that I'm leaving as a test, and my seeded garlic. In the second bed are my brussels sprouts and kale.

My August seeded kale plants are still quite tiny. They had a rough go of it for a while with the white moth caterpillars. They're recovering now and this one has a beautiful purple color to the leaves.

One of my brussels sprouts has picked up the purple color as well, while the others don't have as much. It may be that this one is more exposed on the end, while the others are more sheltered. The sprouts don't seem to be getting much bigger and I'm very tempted to pull them and eat them at their current size. However the right opportunity to properly savor them hasn't arisen.

And finally, the sun set just after 4 o'clock in the afternoon.


Marcia said...

The sprouts are so cute. I bet they are delectable too when you finally eat them.

DP Nguyen said...

Everything is coming along nicely. I love the cute little brussel sprouts. Adorable!

browneyes said...

the sun sets about that time here, too!