We have had a busy and unpredictable Fall so far, the good news being that we have managed to save quite a bit of the veggies from the frost – with the exception of Monday night’s hard frost which finished off a few of the greens.
But that’s OK – we have plenty of greens in the greenhouse! The interns have actually taken the time to transplant some of the established chard and kale into the mini mobile hoop house – it’s a bit of an experiment to see if they will survive being transplanted.
We’ve spent some time cleaning up the field – harvesting the rest of the peppers and eggplants. Karen even found our first (and last) yellow pepper!
Then we started harvesting the storage crops; carrots, beets, potatoes, celeriac, sunchokes and turnips. Sometimes we had a little help too – Jess still marvels at the fact that Jessalynn is able to pick out the nicest looking vegetables from the garden despite only being 3 years old! But she has been doing it since she was born, so I suppose it isn’t too surprising…
And although it has been hard work to get the harvest in before the garden turns into a winter wonderland – we still have a great time doing it: Enjoy!