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Thursday, March 31, 2011

My winter garden gets Harvested; new beds prepared & seeds planted: Seasonal Gardening, Produce of Vegetables.

My winter garden had all it's produce harvested.
Before I could begin planting this season's crop, I had to pick all the winter season's crop.
Winter Crop Harvest Pictures:
Onion's and various greens are in the bags.

Red potatoes were dug up.
Carrots pulled.

Close up of washed carrot.

Since I had so much produce, I made a pot-load of liver and onions with half of these onions seen. It was YummY!

Here is what some of the winter crop looked like, before I picked it all.

Kale does very well throughout a winter.

The collard greens get a bit thinner, but they do well too.

I did not take a picture of the mustard greens, or turnip greens before I  picked them, however, they fair well in cold temps too.
All the winter crops harvested, the flower beds prepared with garden dirt, compost, manure, and the seeds have been planted.

Some of the seedlings that I grew inside have been transferred, but some remain just in case bad weather temperatures hit.
As you can see, some of the seedlings were planted, note the half empty trays.
 Back Up Batch:
I am glad, at this point that I kept growing the "less developed" ones inside, because we had brutal sun, followed by 40 degree nights and the little seedlings outside have taken a beating. I might be replacing most of them with this indoor crop. ;-)

The indoor ones are about five inches tall right now. They will transplant outside happily.
 The hope is that is years crop will do as well as last year's gardens.


  1. You my dear are a woman after my own heart! Lovely garden, lovely veggies!! Cheers!

  2. Thank you, widow_Lady302, for the wonderful compliment and comment! You know I get more pleasure out of being outdoors and growing the green stuff!