I want to quickly introduce you to one of the beauties of the Fall-planted vegetable garden: Osaka Purple Mustard. This Japanese mustard green has a spicy, wasabi-tinged taste that is great in stir fry (it mellows when cooked) or delicious if picked young for adding a bit of heat to salads.
Osaka Purple Mustard is extremely easy to grow, and its large, ornamental leaves stand out in the garden. The picture below has my hand in it for scale.
Scott Kleinrock is the Ranch project coordinator at The Huntington.