Thanks to book loaned to me by a good friend almost 18 months ago I learned that the joy of gardening does not stop when it frosts. In fact, one cool season vegetables are established and a typical NC winter sets in there are no bugs, very little maintenance, and plenty of tasty Italian mixed Greens, Beets Kale, Spinach, <green> Garlic, Carrots, and other root crops. The book by Eliot Coleman is called Four Season Harvest.
One of the principles which I learned is that it is good to pay attention to what God is serving in each season. Greens and root crops are rich in anti-oxidants and minerals which benefit people by bolstering our immune systems and speeding recovery from winter colds and flu.
|Insalata Odorosa - We have already eaten a few bowls.|
|Rainbow Swiss Chard and Detroit Red Beets|
|Viroflay Spinach and Buttercrunch Lettuce|
|Dwarf Kale is behind the Insalata Odorosa|
Sad you missed out? Plant your garlic now and get your lettuce, chard, spinach ...etc... planted around March 1 for the Spring cool season campaign.