12.5.11 Greens in December

It was an unexpectedly sunny day with temperatures near 60 degrees, an opportunity to get out, lift the covers, and poke around the raised beds. One of the drawbacks of having created a warm, moist environment was the veritable army of slugs we found there. We did battle and scraped a ridiculous number of them off the Red Russian, Lacinato and Siberian kales; otherwise, the kales and the watermelon radishes are holding well.

Arugula, tatsoi, and mesclun mix in the next bed over are also doing fine.  Since Thanksgiving, temperatures have averaged 9 degrees above normal for this time of year. The forsythia is confused and, thinking it’s spring, has started to bloom. We cherish the chance to putter about in the garden, but find it disconcerting all the same.

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4 Responses to 12.5.11 Greens in December

  1. Diana says:

    You leafy greens really looks good. We always struggle growing watermelon radish but we have fun growing them.

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi, Diana — I imagine it may be too warm for you to grow radishes, but think of all the other things you can grow that we can’t!

  2. Norma Chang says:

    Healthy looking greens and quite a variety you have there. What a treat for this time of year. I need to be more organized and plan my garden beds better.

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi, Norma — We’ve been lucky this year with our second planting this year, and planted from mid-August into the first week of September to get these.

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