Halloween SFG

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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5 thoughts on “Halloween SFG

  • by RDG

    Is that asparagus in the background? We have had plenty of hard frosts but no snow yet. As far as my garden goes, the only thing still alive is the sage and parsley.

    • by Jim This is post author

      Hey Rand, it sure is. It’s a small box-only a 2X6 but it’s stock full of asparagus come late spring. I would have gone bigger but that’s all the room I had for it. Hope everything is going good. How did the bee hives turn out this summer?

      • by RDG

        It was a tough summer with the extended hot weather and lack of rain for the honey bees. I am thankful that I was able to harvest a crop of honey despite the tough weather conditions.

    • by Jim This is post author

      If there is I’ve never done it. I use the winter months to re-coupe after a busy year. If you had a grow light you could probably do it. Mel asked me to have an indoor winter garden last year. I couldn’t figure out a spot to put it-that was the main hold-up for me.

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