Thursday, March 14, 2013

See, We Still Grow Stuff

It's been a while, but we're still pluggin' away here at Castle Turling.  I got one of the two raised beds to actually grow some winter vegetables.  That we ate!

In this bed is broccoli first and foremost.  We're coming to the end of the season.  It was 91F today, so I'm guessing this won't last much longer.

I also planted a ton of lettuce, not realizing just how far lettuce goes.  I've been trimming away at it for salads and it just keeps on growing.  I think I'll put in about half next year.  I also have carrots, onions and garlic in here.

I also put in winter squash, but I'm guessing winter squash is named using the same reasoning as Iceland and Greenland, meaning winter squash needs to be planted in the summer.  Because this stuff sprouted and took one look at the weather and immediately died.  Bastards.

Anyway, the summer raised bed will get planted soon.  Then, I'll do a second planting in the winter bed after it's been cleared out, which I'm guessing will not be long from now.  In the meantime, I'll keep enjoying that lettuce.


  1. Winter squash is grown FOR winter consumption, since it can be stored for a long time after harvest. You could be giving serious thought to starting this year's crop pretty soon.

  2. See?? I told you. Iceland/Greenland. Well, I still have seeds, at least.

  3. Looking awesome! Look at all that lettuce! I love the loose leaf lettuces, as they don't bolt as quickly when it gets hot. 91? Ouch. I thought it was bad here at 83F the other day. My mustard bolted, the kale is starting to bolt, and my peas are looking at me like..."no way lady. spring crop? you're crazy!" :P

    1. The lettuce is starting to look a little under the weather, though. Starting to wilt and brown in places. I'm still getting plenty of salads, though.

  4. What a great looking garden bed. Lettuce just keeps on producing when the temps stay down. Put in those heat loving plants now and you'll just keep on getting food from there.