Autumn garden plants & advice
This month and next, the UC Cooperative Extension/LA County Master Gardeners are at the Green Tent earlier: the third Sunday of the month instead of the fourth.
This week they'll have some seasonal seed packets, information on what to do in garden in the autumn, and the following plants to give away:
- A lettuce/mesclun mix called Valentine. These are heirloom varieties of lettuce in rich shades of red, burgundy, magenta and cranberry touched with green. They're easy to grow in garden beds and containers.
- Red Russian kale. It's an heirloom variety that will mature into full sized plants, but the Master Gardeners think they are best harvested young like lettuces. Scissor-cut the leaves when about 4" tall.