: Gardening is never done!

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Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
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bitbit
Nov 14, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Well, here with our mild winter and my own stubbornness, gardening has become a 12-month endeavor.

Right now I'm harvesting green beans, broccoli, pak choi, turnips, and peppers in abundance, as well as greens (kale, collards, and the leaves off my Brussels sprouts and broccoli), carrots, green onions, and herbs (parsley, rosemary, mint, and the very end of the basil) as needed. Peas have reached the top of their trellis and should be producing soon. I've just put the covers on my low-tunnel-rows full of lettuce, spinach, chard, pak choi, celery, parsley, arugula, radicchio, and mache - all of which should survive winter with the protection they have. The uncovered overwintering crops (parsnips, leeks, garlic, walking onions) won't be ready for harvest until spring, but still need a bit of mulching, weeding, etc. this time of year.

Actually, I'm finding myself enjoying the garden right now even more than in mid-summer, because the weather isn't too hot and there's a whole new assortment of veggies available.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 14, 2011 6:21 PM CST
Great going bit! What time is dinner? I'm on my way. Whistling
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Nov 14, 2011 6:47 PM CST
I agree, Bit.

I'm doing something in the gardens year-round; just less actual hours spent doing it....I get too cold! Hilarious! When we get a good snowfall I'm even out there shoveling extra on my plants for insulation.
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Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
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bitbit
Nov 17, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Ann, come on over! There's more than enough food to go around! You're only half a zone different than me, so you could probably grow a lot of the same things.

Chelle, I'm right there with you on getting too cold. But the best part about doing hard work is that it'll warm you up! The garden hasn't been needing a lot of maintenance right now, since the weeds and pests are slowing down. We never get enough snow for it to be worthwhile as insulation, but I'm not complaining about that Hilarious!
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Nov 17, 2011 11:35 AM CST
Mmmm, yes, save the hard stuff for now. This morning I hauled horse manure from the barn up to my flower compost pile (carted it around part of the lake and down the lane and around to the back-side of the "garage"), ...that kind of work does get the ole blood flowing! Feels good!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 23, 2011 11:23 AM CST
Gardening is a 12 month process.
If it is too cold to do outdoor work, then I do research
on new plants that I want to try growing.
Winter is a good time to get caught up on pruning trees and shrubs.
And the catalogues are coming now ! ---although I have already indulged with the online ones.
Today, I am shopping for Poinsettias as it is above freezing here today.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Nov 23, 2011 11:50 AM CST
Lots of good seed sales going on this week too... Whistling
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