Putting the garden to bed

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…

DSC_0200DSC_0212DSC_0263The 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!

DSC_0274… But the garden was otherwise quite frosty and turned a bit slimy and soft. It was time to put it down, for this season and for the winter.

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.

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Garden ready for sleep.. Only some cale and Marygold still awake.

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Then it is time to slow down…

And to start planning next year, little by little.

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3 thoughts on “Putting the garden to bed

  1. Caroline on said:

    Yes, I harvested the remaining beet root, on Thursday, when I got back from Eidsfoss. We’ll be eating beet root everything for maybe a two weeks(?) Needless to say, whatever comes out of us will be beet root coloured 🙂

    • Ah 🙂 Hoho!Yes.. we found a solution with all the squash, I made some lovely jam from it, with ginger and raisins.. I was starting to get stuffed with having it for dinner every day – I found out about the jam a little too late. But NEXT year I´ll do more conserving!

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