Flowers, beans drying in their husks, hot peppers. This baker's rack is incredibly handy
Beans hanging up to dry. I had to pick them early due to a heavy frost warning. I am hoping that by pulling them up by the root, and hanging them upside down, the seeds will still develop fully
Labels: seed collecting
So, today, November 14th, I finally planted my garlic. This is one of the first times I have ever done it without frozen fingers or under a light dusting of snow, and I usually get to it around Halloween. Here are some photos
3 varieties cracked, laid out, and ready to plant!
Created little divots in the soil for the cloves
Garlic in the ground
Cloves covered in soil, and then mulched in a think layer of straw. Gives it a nice warm blanket to protect it over the winter, and then as soon as the soil warms up in the spring, they can get growing
Before a deep frost could hit my container garden (they had been protected by a large front porch), I transported them into my home in an attempt to extend the life of the plants, and my access to fresh food, the smell of fresh herbs, and just to look at green things growing!
I moved my hot pepper plants, rosemary & lavender directly on top of my radiator in front on a sunny window. They seem to love having heat from underneath throughout the winter. All three of these plants have been overwintered for two years already!!
The basil, I don't expect to live throughout the whole season, but it is still flowering, so I am hoping to collect seed from it, and the flowers are really pretty to look at
My hot pepper plant has already set new flowers!
I dug up these lovely fall greens from my farm and transplanted them to pots, and placed them in a sunny window in a room that is not heated. I home to have fresh greens for a few months to come!