Early Morning Gardening

November 11, 2011 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Yesterday I did something very out of character… I woke up early. It’s been awhile since I’ve put some gardening time in and my only free daylight hours these days tend to be when I’m asleep, so I took advantage of the beautiful morning and weeded the beds, thinned the vegetables, ate a deliciously sweet carrot, and took some pictures.

Now that the winter is upon us it will be harder and harder to find daylight hours to meet, and there’s also not as much work to be done to merit a work party, so I encourage anyone who has a spare 30 minutes to swing by the garden and do a little weeding, thinning, and even harvesting. The carrots are just about ready! Here are a few carrots I pulled in the name of thinning:

The onions have taken off:

The beets aren’t faring as well – I think this bed may need to be moved from under the tree since bugs are clearly dropping from above and eating everything alive:

Kale seems to be doing well but I’m worried about the impending cold. Should we try to craft some covers over our baby plants?

Our neighbors at Meany might be on to something…

The strawberries haven’t done much but they haven’t died either, so I’m taking that as a good sign!

Anyone who wants some Swiss Chard should help themselves – it’s definitely on its last legs. And don’t be shy about pulling up a carrot, brushing off the dirt, and enjoying it while sitting on one of our new benches.

Happy 11-11-11!

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