Although November was bringing in freezing temperatures, there was still some gardening left to do.
First up was rebuilding the garlic bed. The bed has needed some attention for the past couple of years and I finally got around to replacing the wooden planks that keep everything nice and tidy.
When it comes to our garden, @farm-mom feels that I may have a touch of an ailment called Obsessive-compulsive disorder, better known as (OCD). She may be correct.
I have seen here on #hive many wild gardens that do what they do and those gardens fascinate me with their innate aptitude to thrive. To each, their own is the way I see most things in life.
Every time I construct something using wood that I have milled I wonder what the project would have cost me if I needed to purchase the lumber.
For this project, I used Eastern Hemlock which I had in stock. I made the garlic bed a little larger, adding 5 square feet to the existing bed.
With the abundant amount of garlic we grew this year we had plenty of our own bulbs to split into cloves and plant.
After harvesting about half of the beets in October I plucked the remaining tubers in November. Between the two harvests, we ended up with almost 50 lbs. of beets.
The jig I made to support the pepper plants worked like a charm and folding them up took but a few minutes.
What a year it was for growing lettuce.
Not only did we have lettuce at our beck and call for most of the Summer and all of Autumn, but before the temps dropped to the point where the remaining lettuce would have frozen, I decided to transplant some of it into containers. I put them into the window box where we germinate all of our seeds and HOLY COW, as YANKEE Hall of Fame inductee PHIL RIZZUTO would say when he got excited.
We may have fresh lettuce until we head south to warmer temperatures. That will put a big smile on @farm-mom's face.
I blew this one unless frozen radishes can go into a cocktail or something.
To all of the folks who are still getting dirt under their fingernails, GROW ON THRU TO THE OTHER SIDE. I'll be watching out for what you've got going on.
GOD BLESS YOU'LL,
One final Note
Thanks to all of the
hard work hobbitational time that a few special gals, @riverflows and @minismallholding devoted to #hivegarden, they've made this community the place you want to be if you want to grow, and I ain't talking about just growing VEGGIES!
I almost forgot to thank @owasco for her wonderful efforts when she stepped up to the plate and hit the ball out of the park while playing substitute head honcho.