How many greens is enough? I’m not sure there’s ever enough. I’ve been constantly sowing and planting out a variety of seedlings and we’ve been able to harvest non-stop for months now. In fact, the beds are pretty chockers with a high proportion of greens. But that’s no reason to rest on my laurels.
In the past week I’ve planted out a bunch of Asian greens (which are all Brassicas) and yesterday I plugged a few holes in the lettuce and basil bed to make up for some losses -hot sun and various critters can take their toll on a little seeding. Note the spares in the green planter on the right. I’ve learned it’s handy to have a bit more than you need to be able to fill in those inevitable holes. Any true leftovers I pass on to friends and neighbours.
I also sowed a bunch of cabbage seeds. Cabbage grows all year here and Frank has promised one more bed which will be the cabbage bed. If he doesn’t deliver I think I’ll have a few holes from other harvests where I could place the cabbage anyway.
The advantage of cabbage is it can withstand the hot summer sun here. That and my Warrigal Greens might be my summer staples. The silverbeet and spinach are already wilting by the end of a sunny day and it’s only November. Come January I think they’ll be gone and my lettuce may also expire in the heat.
All of which means it may be impossible to overdo the greens in my garden – but I’m trying 🙂