Left to right: watermelon radishes, leeks, celeriac, chard, and kales; not pictured: mesclun and cutting celery.
With the raised beds covered snugly with mini hoophouses, it’s easy to get lulled into believing the garden would continue far into winter. However, last night’s dip down to 23° proved otherwise. The surrounding ground is now frozen, and we feared leaving these unharvested would risk losing them altogether. We picked the plants hard, but left a few of each to see how they’ll fare as the season deepens. We’re pleased with the variety the garden is producing this far into December, and have a couple of beds still filled with cold-hardy carrots and leeks.