I suppose the title of this post is misleading: this is not winter gardening, it’s winter harvesting. Such is the case with the greenhouses too: that’s also harvesting, but…I don’t need to clear the snow off of the goods first!
Tools needed: Garden fork, hand knife (hori-hori), warm gloves, boots, Mother of All Colanders; child and sled optional
A fistful of carrots
Peeking at us through a hole in the collards
It’s early December here. We’ve had snow and cold weather but the ground is not frozen. These outdoor goodies, therefore, have yet to be completely done in by the cold: the water in their cell walls has not frozen, expanded, thawed, gone mushy. With the exception of the leeks and the collards, in a month everything will be too icky (and probably too buried in snow) to eat. Gotta feast now then!