These people have obviously not read any Eliot Coleman books! Duuuude. Stop reading this blog Right Now and check out Mr. Coleman's books. Okay, no; finish reading this blog first.
Hubby is a Coleman fan and while he's not quite gotten into the whole 4-season harvest thing completey, he has extended his growing season. He just planted spinach, choi sum, and other cool weather crops, for instance.
The garden may look a little yellow
|the garden, looking west|
and some plants are dying (the wussy summer ones)
|the eggplant that has seen better days|
but things are still very pretty
|the south garden with squash and melons still holding on|
|okras are not that tasty but are sure beautiful|
much like our chickens.
|the chickens get our food scraps|
And we're still harvesting a lot of goodies.
I look forward to eating spinach well into January...or at least the mashe (even though I don't look forward to washing mashe). Plus, even if nothing came out of the garden by February, we have lots of canned and frozen beans and canned tomatoes to remind us of summer.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams