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Fall crop watch

Fall brassicas

After a good weeding and another round of rainy days, the fall brassicas are pretty well on their own. It’s amazing how quickly growth slows down in September—what a difference the sun pulling away makes! The kale and collards are doing fine—we’ll be harvesting some Red Russian kale tomorrow. Broccoli and cauliflower will come through. Whether cabbage, planted this late for harvesting at baby size, will make it by mid-October is up in the air. More gambling and waiting to see…!



  1. Steve Mudge

    The brassicas look great!  We just sowed our seed for the winter growing seaon down here in TX.  The flea beetles ate our eggplant badly this summer–hopefully they won’t like the winter here and eat the brassicas too.  Our biggest problem has been aphids in the winter–sometimes so bad they even kill radishes.

  2. Skin Infection

    Brassicas are looking pretty…….

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