I did a last cheeky plant of summer vegetables (during Jan and Feb) seeing that our winters are a bit warmer than usual; so here they are:
|Zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers|
Waiting for the tamarillos and raspberries (two true autumn crops) to ripen!
|Raspberry and tamarillo|
We have had a good pumpkin and winter squash harvest this year and I have several beauties stashed for the winter. Other vegetables we horded and are storing long-term for winter use include sweet potatoes (white and jewel) as well as red and white potatoes! Look at that box of potatoes, complete with packing peanuts J…
|Squash and root crops|
Winter preparations in the garden has included digging, composting and mulching over my ‘early’ beds. I have potted up some sweet potatoes slips in a sheltered place as insurance for sweet potatoes next summer.
|Winter veg garden prep|
|Winter vegetables ready to go!|
We have three good stands of Alfalfa as winter green forage for the chickens this year as well.
|Alfalfa (18% protein) for the chickens to eat in winter|
Winter vegetable garden 2013
Winter leafy vegetables
Green manures, cover crops and green forage
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