Overwintering

There are a few crops we plant in the fall for harvest next year.  Of course we have some fall veggies that we hope will keep producing till spring, such as broccoli and kale, but we know they may not last that long.  But with some, we know that we won’t get to enjoy them until after winter.

We planted a lot of spinach this fall that will overwinter. Even though we have taken a little of it already, it really isn’t intended for harvest until the spring, when it should have a growth spurt.

Garlic and onions are also planted to overwinter.  They get a jumpstart in the fall, then go dormant until the days get longer.

Good looking onions

Good looking onions

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After the crazy cold spell we had in early fall, the temps have returned to normal.  So even though we lost a lot of our fall production, there’s still a lot of goodness in our gardens.  Not enough to offer them for sale, but seemingly more than Cherie and I can eat.

Whether we’ll have any cabbage or Brussels sprouts this year remains to be seen.  I’m more optimistic about the Brussels sprouts than the cabbage.  Time will tell.

It’s nice to be able to eat food fresh from the garden in the winter.  Hopefully this winter will permit us to do that.

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