Monday, October 12, 2009

Batten down the hatches!

Winter is upon us already here, it seems. It will probably warm up again (somewhat) but the damage is done. Ugh! Not a pretty sight.

But all is not lost... not yet, anyway.

On a brighter note, the horseradish is through growing for the year, so I can dig that. No great loss without some small gain. Laura's mother said that in "Little House on the Prairie" books. She was one wise woman. I am counting my gains today.


  1. Pat,

    Love your Little House "Ma" quote!! Those books have been a favorite of mine for a lot of years.

    Here in the midwest, my garden is going, but not altogether gone just yet. My late planted peas are holding up well to the chilly nights and light frost, and my turnips are standing strong. They actually get better with light frost as it makes them sweeter. Both are great for stews and soups.

    A few years ago we made a cold frame out of straw bales and covered it with two old "glass" shower doors to make a mini-greenhouse. Inside it, we grew arugula and several kinds of greens that we were still harvesting on Christmas Day. As one season gives over to the next, there are still opportunities!!


  2. Emily, I still have Jerusalem artichokes and dandelions to dig besides the horseradish, so it hasn't come to a total end yet. We had a low of 19 degrees... a little more than just a frost, so it pretty much did things in. I grow a few things on the windowsill during cold weather, but that's about it.

  3. I'm still doing well with my garden in my window sill. I'll have to take some pictures and show it off soon.

  4. Do that, Lawrence, I'd like to see it!

  5. You're blog is amazing! I was wondering if I could maybe use a couple of your ideas? I will definitely link back to your site and give ya all the credit that is due! Thanks for such a great blog!

  6. MFL, sure, you can use the ideas and I'd appreciate a link back. I just looked at your blog - cool. I'll be back. :)