Friday, November 24, 2006

The Final Garden Gifts

All of the pathways have been covered in pine needles and it's almost time to tuck the garden in for the winter ...


but it is still giving gifts of ....



potatoes and lettuce


kale


leeks

carrots

and even some flowers

7 comments:

Carol said...

I see you have raised beds, which is how I grow vegetables. What have you covered the beds with? Straw?

Leslie said...

Yes, the beds are in straw and the pathways are in pine needles. The exception is the two beds outside the garden for garlic. Those are mulched in grass clippings.

El said...

Yum, I say.

My raised beds are now totally covered with shredded leaves and grass clippings. I kind of wander out there and wonder what to do with my time.

Leslie, have you ever fall-planted spinach under all that straw? I've tried it for the last two years and it turns out really quite tender. It goes quickly so you can easily begin your regular plantings on schedule.

Leslie said...

El, Fall spinach and I have a problem. I've been planting all fall and nothing has taken hold. I felt the same way last year and then last spring I had a lovely spinach harvest. You're right it's gone by the time tomatoes go in, so it is a wonderful spsring crop. I'm hoping for the best.

Sigrun said...

Wonderful! You have a lot of lugumes in the garden, I have only some fruits.

Sigrun

Jenn said...

Something about the tucked-in garden just looks so right and cozy. Too much Beatrix Potter, I suspect.

Judith said...

So satisfying to be a bystander-gardener looking at your garden. I feel I can give a sigh of satisfaction when you closed your garden gate for the season. Such a tucked-in beauty! Can't wait until you open it again. Enjoy your bounty in warmer climes!