I should have named the Back Forty the Serendipitous Garden because I never know exactly what to plant. It depends on what is available at the garden centers.
On the spur of the moment, I picked up kale. Why? I heard that Dr. Oz talked about it on his TV program, celebrities use kale in their smoothies, and kale is served in salads in fancy restaurants.
So the other day, I set out nine plants each of mustard greens and kale after turning the soil and making holes large enough to hold the plants. They looked pretty nice in two straight rows. Is this for the winter garden or for the spring garden?
Tip of the Day: To prevent slugs from crawling up the plants and breaking off the stems, remove top and bottom from a small can or cut the same shape from a plastic bottle and set it down in the soil around your plant. I have yet to try this myself but I have had many plants broken off in the past.
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