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Old 11-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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I pulled these out... I don't remember exactly when I did it but I finally got around to it. I was really happy with the 'Cheddar' cauliflower. It really had superb taste. The 'Amish Pie' pumpkins are in my garage.... I need to bake those and can em up 1 of these days. They aren't as orangy as they look in the photo. Those went through a light frost and it brought out color they don't have. The brussel sprouts were fantastic. I'll have to look up exactly which variety that was but they store well and taste really good too. All that's left out there are some carrots, potatoes, and some beets. I kept meaning to get to those potatoes. Never did quite get to em though.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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You probably should prep the pumpkins real soon. They'll begin deteriorating from the frost damage.
I fried up a batch of my Brussels with bacon and onions for Thanksgiving.
They were really good instead of the traditional way of cooking them in salted water and topping them off with butter or shredded cheese.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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We still have carrots and beets (heavily mulched and covered so I can pull them throughout the winter; collards, kale, and turnip greens will stay until evening temps drop through the teens, and all potatoes were dug and clamped last month. Just finished shredding remaining leaves and spread them over the garden yesterday afternoon. Now to tackle the dead asparagus stalks that form the garden perimeter...
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Looking good, Lib.

Yum, bacon... I gotta try that, Hava.

What do you do with the asparagus stalks, suunto?


...I just came in from raking leaves onto the last of my raised (vegetable) beds...and I harvested a kholrabi and ate it raw.
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What do you do with the asparagus stalks, suunto?
Chop them up into manageable pieces, then strew them over the garden to become one with the soil over the winter...
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Chop them up into manageable pieces, then strew them over the garden to become one with the soil over the winter...
I'm all for composting them, but I remember my dad always leaving them in place so he knew where to look for them come spring. So that is what I've been doing.

I think he was likely marking where they were so he didn't dig there when planting something else.
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I always leave a couple of inches of the stalks in place. Also, all the asparagus is in a single row that pretty much encircles the garden plot (~360 feet)...
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I always leave a couple of inches of the stalks in place. Also, all the asparagus is in a single row that pretty much encircles the garden plot (~360 feet)...


Sounds good...maybe I'll try cutting them back but not down to the ground. I guess it would help if I planted them in a row...but I kind of like the non-symmetrical symmetry.
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As I have just stated in another post...
I'm still getting tomatoes from the three potted plants I had brought in previous to the frost. They don't look like much once the leaves fell off due to a LOT less sunshine. Can't say if they are even alive anymore in the 50 degree heated garage but they are still producing on their pitiful dry looking stems.
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I'm still getting tomatoes from the three potted plants I had brought in...they are still producing on their pitiful dry looking stems.
Good for you.

I normally plant some peas in a pot and place them in the greenhouse. I didn't do that this year, and I miss them.

I did however, go out to harvest some parsley and pull up some garlic for a recipe that Jeff is making for dinner. This has me more determined than ever to have a full, working garden next year.
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