Planting winter crops too early
heard tidbits of Eliot
secondhand, which is what tempted me to plant
extra mustard greens and leave them be through the fall in hopes of a
I planted several beds on August 20, then planted more on September
9. Both sets of greens grew beautifully, but the August-planted
mustard greens reached and passed peak maturity before our Persephone
Days began, and soon
the oldest greens were absolutely loaded with aphids.
Since I don't know which
factor is the primary cause of my aphid infestation, I'll try to
correct all three for next year. Meanwhile, I've discovered that
you don't even notice the aphids once the greens are cooked --- extra
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