We had our first snow last night. Whatever has been in the garden up until this point is now done except for a brussel sprout plant and a couple squares of lettuce. The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is take a quick peek at my garden-I even do it in the dead of winter-I don’t even know why I do it. Since it’s the Halloween season, I thought I would put a little holiday decorations in the garden to match the season. It’s not a lot, but it’s fun. My wife says “but nobody will see your garden!” Maybe-but I will. It was quick, cheap and easy to do. In a couple of weeks, I think I’ll decorate with a Thanksgiving theme followed by a Christmas theme shortly after. That way when I look at the gardens in snow, it wont’ be so boring. I don’t know if I will be gardening all winter now-I need a break from the season. Maybe I will only do 1 small SFG box, we’ll see. My squashes are hardening up in a dry place, as are my onions for winter storage. I will be digging up my potatoes in the next 4 or 5 days and putting those away for the winter. I’ll talk about how I store my potatoes in the next post. It’s important if you don’t want them to rot over the winter. My carrots and beans have been blanched and put in the freezer, along with my whole red tomatoes. Maybe I’ll include what I do with my tomatoes at the end of the season to preserve them. I can’t take the time to process all of them so I take the easy route.
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