As with the previous monthly comparison, I am surprised that at the beginning of November the garden is still looking so green and full. That said, there is less height now that the majority of the Jerusalem artichoke stems have been cut down (I left one because it was still in full bloom, although these flowers have faded over the last few days.)
There is also more space because of the tomato plants coming out and the rhubarb all but gone for the winter. But what about the herb garden?
Well, if anything, the herb garden is looking even greener because self-seeded phacelia has appeared since last month’s photo. It is also starting to appear elsewhere, on the garlic hugel bed for example. It’s good to have some cover there but it will have to come out before it interfers with the garlic.
As for next month, I guess it depends if we have some frost between now and then. I imagine the sunflowers will be over soon, though.