|Second (small) beet harvest|
|Caterpillars weren't satisfied eating the beet greens and moved on to the beets themselves.|
|first time I've tried growing Fall potatoes|
|first time garlic: foreground bigger ones I planted in September; small ones were a November experiment|
|sauteeing chard, broccoli greens, and kale with onions, shallots, roasted carrots and sweet potatoes|
|ugly but healthy, tasty ginger sweet potato-greens soup|
I asked Larry, farmer/co-owner of Boggy Creek Farm , if it was crazy late to sow beet seeds. He said I had a decent chance as long as I cover the little seedlings (assuming they emerge) when it's cold. Carol Ann, farmer/co-owner of Boggy Creek Farm and married to Larry, told me that the evil black woolly caterpillars and their gray and beige cousins are a relatively new (past 2-3 years) scourge to this area and that birds won't eat them and BT won't kill them. Wasps are their only obvious predator. Hmm...may revise my previous pacifist approach.