|Meyer lemon tree ripens fruit.|
|Gladiolus bulbs harvested and curing|
for winter storage.
As soon as our summer vegetable patch can be tilled, we will be broadcasting several pounds of red clover seed purchased from the local feed and seed store. If you've been reading this blog regularly, you know that red clover is our favorite green manure crop because it converts nitrogen from the air and stores it, boosting both soil nutrition and adding plenty of organic humus.
Cabbage and broccoli have taken off, growing to mature size. Tiny button heads of broccoli are visible in the crown of each plant. Depending on how much moisture we see in the coming weeks, it won't be long. Brussels sprouts take 120 days to harvest, longer than many pumpkins; transplanted in August, they won't begin to produce until December.
|Broccoli and cabbage plants.|