The fall flew by faster than I realised, so I haven't blogged in ages! Now that I have a small breather after Christmas, I can post an update about how the garden finished up.
I tried to take photos of everything that came out of the garden. Here's a mosaic of everything, minus several bunches of herbs. At the bottom is the first tomato ^_^ Cool, eh? Now that it's winter, I miss the steady trickle of lettuce, peas, tomatoes, and herbs.
Harvest (from most recent to oldest)
Growth photos from oldest to most recent:
Boxes covered with leaves for the winter.
I took one afternoon to plant the garlic, then raked up as many leaves as I could. We had a LOT of leaves. Hubby drove over them with the mower and we spread them on the garden and plants in front as mulch. You'll see there is a half-row of lettuce left, but alas, I didn't protect it well enough to harvest after the frost.
Here's the garlic I planted - three kinds from Boundary Garlic Farm. (Sadly I didn't make it out to the Carp Garlic Fest.) They are all hardneck varieties:
- Persian Star - mellow flavour purple striped garlic. The cloves form a pointy-star shape.
- Chesnok Red - bold flavour garlic but mellow when roasted, with great purple stripes.
- Susan Delafield - hot heritage porcelain garlic.
Looking forward to next year!