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Showing posts from October, 2011

Straight into the Snow

A few days ago I went out and began a final harvest of the main garden. I brought in the bulk of the Brussels sprouts and the last of the danvers, Saint Valery and dragon carrots. I was able to harvest a couple of handfuls of Swiss chard and gathered some nasturtium. I was even able to get a few lemon drop cherry tomatoes before the winds of late autumn and winter set in.

I made my way around the yard looking for anything that may have been overlooked and brought in lavender clippings and a bouquet of zinnia and black eye Susan to decorate our dining room table, I know very P. Allen Smith of me.

A day later we ended up with our first snow of the season and it looks as though this weekend will be more of the same. Temperatures have dropped quickly and we went from summer straight into the snow.

When the weather gets like this I can't help but begin my plans for the next growing season. There are a few small patches of lawn that I believe we can still turn into vibrant garden sp…

Seed Exchange

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle

Later today the kids and I are going to go out and start prepping the garden for its winter slumber. There are still some Brussels sprouts, carrots and peas to harvest and garlic to plant. We will also be adding green compost to the garden as well to feed the soil.

For those of us who are passionate about our gardens this is not necessarily the end of things, in fact some may say it only the beginning. I am already trying to figure out what we will grow in the gardens next year and where it should sit amongst the tranquil backdrop of herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit. I have already started looking through the outdated seed catalogs in an attempt to find something new that I may have missed. I have even started glancing at my old blog post searching for a veggie that may be worth bringing back next year.

In my search for new seed I found welcoming group of fellow seed savers on the Internet, facebo…