This year, I really wanted to try an autumn and winter garden. Since we are living in a place where winters are not really cold, I thought that it could be a good thing to get some vegetables for this season. Moreover, for the very first time, one of our banana tree got some bananas! They didn’t get big enough to be eaten but it was so cool to have them in the tree!
In late September, we had our last tomatoes. After them, we decided to plant coliflowers and broccolis on this side of the garden, separated by some leeks. We also planted some spinach where we used to have our carrots. We have been invaded by slugs as soon as it begun to rain and our strawberries got ill. Unfortunately, we had to remove them from the garden, so we planted some carrotts for next spring.
Update January 2021: Our first broccolis harvest was a success on January with 2 beautiful heads that we really enjoyed! We kept the root and leaves to have some new baby broccolis. But unfortunately, since I didn’t gave enough treatments to my leeks (just planted them and let them grow without cutting them or earth up), they remained thin so I made the harvest and cook them all before they got attacked by parasites. Happily, it was delicious.
What about you, are used to plant in autumn and winter? Do you enjoy winter vegetable gardens?