Winter Gardening Take 2

We had some good luck last year with garlic and a few different types of onions, so we have expanded our winter garden 4 fold. Let's hope we get some yummy veg. Some of the seeds are 90day and some 120+.

4 beds of onions, garlic, winter lettuce, kale, peas and some other yummy wintery/early spring items. All seeds from Territorial Seed Company, we have always received nice seeds from them. They offer a decent amount of organic in their catalog.

So 3 rectangle raised beds, 1 circular ground bed and a few smaller side beds full of hopeful deliciousness. Hubby has most of the hoops up and that super thick plastic will be going over those hoops soon as evening temperatures are starting to get closer to the 30ΒΊ.

The hoops are PVC and semi-circle brackets that are attached to a wood panel insert in the bed. The circular hoop house is a bit more challenging and we feel like we have a good plan to make it work.

We also planted some winter wheat in 2 of our outside beds. We have had not great results planting in these beds and the wheat is suppose to help the soil for better future growth. I also just like the way the wheat looks. Hopefully out of all this wheat I can ground out a couple loaves of bread or pancakes... I've never harvested wheat before, so this should be interesting.

Mortar and pestle are going on my holiday hopeful list.

Lat years winter garden was less upkeep than our spring/summer garden is. The plastic creates warmth and moisture, so we rarely had to water and minimal weed growth. This is all an experiment, and obviously expanding the garden as much as we have will create more work than last year, but growing your own food and involving the kiddos in the process is well worth the work.

...and we adopted a rescued dog. Should be a fun fall/winter.


Popular posts from this blog

Turning 40

Women's Prana Kara Jean review

Review: Keen Big Kids Hikeport Strap Boot