Dear Backyard Gardener,
November is here and you’ll want to spend this month tending to your winter vegetables- salad greens and root vegetables. Due to Louisiana’s mild cool season, you can still germinate seeds and put new seedlings in the ground. This is great since you will want to replant your root vegetables after each time you harvest them!
Jim Mizell will be at the Crescent City Farmer’s Market in Uptown Square most Tuesdays from 9am-1pm with seasonal seedlings that are ready to be planted, or you can pick up seeds at 8203 Jeannette Street from the Greenlight New Orleans Free Seed Library and start your own seedlings!
Here is what we planted as seeds in the last few weeks and will soon be putting in our garden beds:
Collards Shelling Peas
Beets Mustard Greens
Swiss Chard Pole Beans
We also planted seeds of Leaf Lettuce, but these haven’t been coming up too well. They may be receiving more moisture than they want.
Remember you can plant much more than this- essentially any salad green and root vegetable will withstand the cold.
Good luck! And remember to reach out with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org