Well it sure was a good thing I asked you whether I should use straw or hay to cover the backyard garden for the winter. Since this is my first time trying to overwinter vegetables in the garden, I really had no clue.
I do know one thing though. This straw is going to make a complete mess of my backyard if and when the wind kicks up around here. Which will be rather interesting since I have total OCD.
I’m not sure if I will be able to resist spending 5 hours a day picking up bits of yellow straw everywhere so my garden can stay neat and tidy. I might need to take up knitting or something to calm my nerves.
And another thing. Why am I bothering to insulate the kale and Swiss chard beds? I mean, carrots, garlic and beets I can totally understand, but chard and kale? Blech.
Oh well, I suppose it’s true. The more you garden, the more you grow. If I can successfully over winter a few veggies this winter, next winter I’ll have the confidence to overwinter a few more. But right now, all I want to do is get to 2,000 pounds.
I’m almost there. Just a few more pounds to go.
If you are thinking about growing vegetables this winter, Amazon currently has Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year LongBy Eliot Coleman on sale for $16.36. I own a copy and it has a bunch of useful information in it.
*Amazon prices can change at anytime