Monday, November 7, 2011

Last post for 2011

Ground frost has greeted us every morning this past week.  For the moment we're enjoying our Fall beets, swiss chard, mixed greens, and carrots.  But the first hard freeze will blacken all but the most hardy greens.  Amazingly, brussels sprouts are ahead of schedule - there are several that we could pick even now.  Cabbage heads are the size of many grocery-store grown varieties.  It's time to take a break now that garlic is planted; the garden will remain essentially untouched until next February when we prepare the Spring garden for spinach. We've come full circle, and thank you so much for sharing this garden year with us!

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Dedicated to the responsible production and preservation of healthy home-grown food to the glory of God. Isaiah 55:10 The rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. Organic, or not? We try to raise vegetables organically, using compost and manure. The addition of chickens to our hobby farm means plenty of organic nitrogen to compost! This site gives credible reference to planting information contained in the Farmer's Almanac (