All season I complained about how cool and wet our summer was. But, as is so often true in gardening, when one crop is suffering because of the weather, there are usually others that are thriving. And this was definitely the case with the greens and brassicas – until the slugs got out of hand in late summer, that is.
|Joi Choi Hybrid|
At first glance it appears the Joi Choi was the most productive, with 730 grams (1.57 lbs) per sq. foot per sowing. But Mei Qing was only grown as a fall crop, when the slugs were going crazy, so it actually did very well. The majority of the Joi Choi harvest was in the spring with only 417 gr (0.92 lbs) per sq. ft. being harvested from the fall sowing.
I grew two varieties of collards this year. This was my second year growing Vates and they did very well.
Of course, compared to this year, the 2013 harvest was pretty small. But, just as with the pak choi, it’s all relative.
& Plan for Next Year