1. As a result of traveling in October we missed Halloween. So did my only pumpkin. I picked it green before we left. It finally turned orange this weekend and was processed just in time for Thanksgiving pies, breads and treats. My aged beagle loves pumpkin mash.
2. Harvesting the carrots, beets and some of the many leeks took up my time this week. Enough to keep us in my favourite roasted root vegetables for the next couple of months.
3. Still in the ground are most of the leeks, parsley, kale and chard. If weather holds on the mild side we can still pick from the greens. The leeks will be fine until spring, even if I have to cut them above the frozen earth.
4. The compost bins have been ransacked to cover as many empty beds as possible.
5. Dahlias are safely in storage.
6. There are still leaves to be raked, windfall logs to be chopped, compost piles to be built and spread. But here’s a happy little volunteer mullein, all ready to shine next Spring!
There’s no end and no beginning in gardening. One thing always leads to another. Thanksgiving is always appropriate.
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