September is upon us... Can you believe how fast this summer has flown by? It is time for me to plant some seeds for fall. Because I live in Middle Tennessee, the weather won't start to get chilly until October, which means that many of my summer crops will continue to produce until then. That's why I've limited what I'm planting for fall.
Lettuce: I had already planted it in the spring, and I had planted some in my father's raised bed garden earlier this month (more about those next week). But for the square foot garden, I wanted to plant more lettuce. This time, instead of growing head lettuce, I'm growing romaine. And this fall, I will not wait for the lettuce to form a head. I will just go and eat it as the leaves become a nice size. And I'll try to eat it before it bolts.
Below: The romaine lettuce pack
I've never planted radishes or beets before, so this will be a new experience for me. I didn't plant too many of these seeds. I'm going to have four per square foot box, so I will probably have four of each plant: four beets and four radishes. I could have planted more, but I am not a huge fan of either vegetable.
Below: The beet and radish pack
I love to eat radishes in salad, and I love pickled beats. But those are basically the only ways I enjoy eating them.
This is a good year for me to try my hand at growing these. And if they taste much better than I've ever tasted, then I will grow more next fall.
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