Hi @cropswap friends - @the_happy_herban here, welcome to my garden. This is my front yard garden a week ago in the early morning November fog. Since I garden in Zone9B, I’m blessed with California Bay Area weather, which is mild and hardly ever even frosts, let alone freezes. So I can grow year round, but I do have a lot of shade from 8 Sequoia redwood trees that border one side of the yard. So what can you grow in the semi-shade, in late fall? I just pulled out my zinnias, but here’s what else I’ve got going on!
Cover crops: after nitrogen-hungry summer crops like tomatoes, squash and cucumbers, I’ve planted a few crops that will help fix my soil so it will be ready for new plants in the spring. These include fava beans (the greens are delicious!), crimson clover (the red flowers in spring will be great in tea), snow peas (yum) and sweet peas (which will flower in early spring). And that’s just one raised bed.
I also have fall crops planted that will slowly grow through winter - another benefit of no freezing temps - and provide me crops in spring like broccoli, romanesco, garlic, celery, beets, and carrots.
Other greens will produce in the next few months: kale, chard, arugula and lettuce greens, and radishes.
I even have a few holdovers from summer: basil and small thai peppers both continue to produce, maybe for the next month or so.
That’s my veggie garden! What did you grow this summer? Are you growing anything now, or planning for spring? Next up: herbs! - 6 minutes ago