When we arrived back home, it had already been a week of frost, down to minus 5 degrees. We still had the pleasure of harvesting the potatoes, carrots, cale and squash…
The lovely carrots are a mix of colours! This is how they where originally. But at some point in history the Netherlands started to produce just orange carrots – for the king I suppose. And that my friend, is why there now is only orange carrots to buy. Oh I love the purple ones. And the white.. What an exquisite taste!
It made me feel very thankful – doing the last weeding, chopping down the withering greens. Harvesting seeds.. It has given us so much JOY!
The beans are superb nitrogen food for next year. I cut them up, and put them under the mulch. This way the plants comming up next spring will have some yummi to start with.
Garden ready for sleep.. Only some cale and Marygold still awake.
Then it is time to slow down…
And to start planning next year, little by little.