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Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Mustard greens planted for a fall harvest.

A fall garden

Yesterday I planted a fall garden with the mustard greens, Swiss chard and broccoli I started by seed in August.

The broccoli plants have been ravaged by cabbage worms, but new leaves are sprouting so they should have a comeback.

I expect to be able harvest the greens this season, but I don't think the broccoli is going to make it in time. I have been told that if I cover the broccoli with some clear plastic on hoops, it will take off next year and produce a spring harvest.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)