The vegetable garden is winding up for the growing season around here and it's a bittersweet feeling. I'll admit I won't miss any of the watering and weeding but we're sure going to miss all of the fresh vegetables that have graced our plates this summer.
Today the kids helped pull out the last of the carrots before they outgrow and get woody or heaven forbid the worms eat them before anyone else! I just love their bright orange color... so vibrant in the morning sun :)
We still have leeks and heads of cabbage to look forward to and potatoes that need to be dug out of the ground before the frost hits but I'm thinking that maybe this winter would be a good time to read up on year round gardening so that we can extend our growing season just a couple more months as I don't think I'll ever succeed at actually growing 12 months of the year *grin*.
If you have any winter varieties that you just love to grow in your garden I would love to know. Our winters hit around -18 C during the coldest snaps but maybe with hoop houses or manure hot beds I just might be able to produce something green :)