It was a lovely season of growing and harvesting for us. There isn't anything quite as wonderful as picking your dinner out of your very own gardens! Here are a few pictures from spring to fall.
|Got lots of kale and chard. I will miss going out every morning to pick greens for my smoothies!|
|New strawberry patch. It did really well.|
|Tying up the raspberries|
|Ready for the compost bin :)|
|Our tomatoes did well, but I think I will plant cherry tomatoes next year.|
|We had an abundance of lettuce and greens. Daily salads during the summer. Lovely!|
|Fresh carrots are the best!|
|Kyra's radishes. :)|
|New little plants. Had to cover them with a net. Birds love berries, too.|
|My herb garden did so well! I was able to have fresh herbs all summer and still have lots to dry or freeze for winter.|
|Buttercrunch lettuce. Sooooo good!!!!|
|Freezing rosemary in olive oil. Great way to preserve your herbs for winter!|
|Got the garlic all planted and mulched|
|In the process of cleaning out the beds|
|Straw for mulch and compost bin|
And so the gardens are all ready for their long winter sleep. Vegetable beds are cleaned out, garlic is planted. Our herbs and fruit, in another garden on the side of the house, are looking rather sad and cold. I admit that I cried a little when it was all done. Thank you, Father, for blessing our little gardens with such a bountiful harvest.
Goodnight, Garden. Until next spring...