- Sep 4, 2009
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it won't hurt to leave any turnips you don't want to eat through the winter as they can make something of a cover crop and those that survive will regrow and flower in the spring. i love their yellow flowers (we like yellows, pinks and purples here in general). i wish i could get Mom to tolerate cover crops. i've tried so many times but it hasn't worked yet.I uncovered the beet bed (with it's complimentary chickweed) and the turnip bed. Warm spell, low 51 tomorrow morning, no freeze until Monday morning.
Hoping to harvest for Thanksgiving. Oat cover crop is Still growing, bless it's hearts and little roots!
Funny what a little bit of work in the garden will do. This area was a big, fat, weed infested Mess in September, now looks tame and under control.
After I harvest beets I will stop covering that part of the bed, but I may see if I can extend the turnip season a Little bit longer, since there are SO many of them in it.
My seeds get a lot of drying time, on used cafeteria trays. I allow them to dry until the indoor ambient humidity gets low enough that I start getting "sweater lightning", which is usually about 40% humidity. At that point experience tells me that the seeds have reached the proper dryness for storage. That point usually arrives around the beginning of December, so not long now.When drying any seeds I usually go at least a couple of weeks longer than I think I need to to make sure they are really dry. You are not the only one that has done that.