Friday, January 2, 2015

winter harvest

it's been on my list of things to do: build a small hoop house covered in plastic for a winter garden. we didn't get around to it last year, but we've still got some kale, carrots, arugula, beets, and rutabaga to pick. once the snow comes the greens will most likely die, but the root veggies should be ok underground.

in the spring the hoops can serve as a frame to cover our greens with netting, to keep the moths from laying eggs on the leaves. it's been such a process to use kale from the garden, since each leaf has been covered in bugs. as someone who doesn't like to kill anything, i feel bad when i see drowned caterpillars in my salad spinner. fingers crossed we can keep that situation under control in 2015.

this pretty sweet william perennial has me so excited for spring. don't get me wrong, i'm enjoying winter and the break i'm having from garden work, but it's about that time to start thinking about seeds again.

and look what nick the mailman just brought as i was typing this post...the stars are aligning my friends!:) will you be gardening this year?



  1. Those wee blighters are possibly the only negative thing about growing your own, excellent 'work' Kelli!

  2. Unfortunely we don't have even a shed let alone a backyard(must rectify by manifesting:)!

  3. yes, they all want a bite of the organic veggies!:) there's always container gardening when you don't have ground space, or maybe a community garden will start near you!

  4. A Hoop House sounds like a fantastic idea!!! I hope u get one built. I am so enjoying your Plantain Tea, Kelli, I cannot thank u enough. And we are having such a hot winter that I still have not planted my square foot garden. I just don't know what to do--I'm so frustrated. ️️Peace & Love


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