Fall is time to plant pansies and mums? Give me Greens
This is the time of year when the potted mums and pansies are out in full force. I used to spend tons of money on fall flowers. Each year I would say it was my last but the urge to go out and dig in the fall garden is too strong. This year it is edible greens; cabbage, lettuce and broccoli. I do have some seedlings coming up but I still want the experience of going to the fall market and packing home a flat of plants.
Now I feel that the 'unnecessary expense' is justified because I can eat it, and truthfully, I do enjoy relaxing in my garden more now that the view is edible.
Here in South Carolina it is likely that I will be able to keep the greens going all through the winter; the kitchen garden is next to the house in a protected area and I may make some row covers around February when we start to have bouts of freezing weather.
So now I sit here impatiently waiting for the sun to come up so that I can go out and perform my fall planting ritual. I am wondering how the brocoli will look in the planter this year; I am thinking that it needs a pansy for company - after all they are edible.
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