MY INQUIRING MIND WANTS TO KNOW: Have you put your veggie garden to bed for the year — or are you still waiting on a few crops? In my own two edible gardens, a number of plants (including some painfully-poky Brussels sprouts) are still waiting it out. Have a look:
Lemon Verbena. Despite the cold, this hot-season herb is still holding on. My plan is to harvest the leaves and bury them in a jar of sugar. This way I can have lemon-scented sugar for tea and what-not.
Wanna bet the plant will be killed by frost before I get around to harvesting?
Fennel. If you’d like to have this crop in autumn, then do what I did, and plant the seeds in mid-July. The anise-scented “bulbs” are precious to me, so I certainly won’t leave them to frost. Thinly sliced, fennel is delicious either cooked or raw.
Brussels Sprouts. Not a good year for these. Even the sprouts offered for sale at my local farm store are small. Still, I’ll give the little green marbles a chance to grow. In any event they become sweeter after they’ve endured a few frosts.
So…which veggies or herbs are still lingering in your garden? I look forward to reading your comments.
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