The greens under cover are holding on — this week’s harvest includes puntarelle, fun jen, pan di zucchero chicory, and salad greens.
A few of the puntarelle were left in the ground to see how long they’ll survive the cold. We’re also joining Amber in her experiments with forcing them. A couple of the puntarelle with their roots attached were plunked into a bucket of water, and are now residing in the garage. We hope to have some pods form after a couple of weeks.
One of our winter garden chores is tending to the compost bins, the contents of which gets turned twice a year. Kitchen and garden scraps go into the working bin, and then transferred progressively into the next of two bins.
Above, the compost in the working bin is being moved to the next bin, and is full of earthworm activity breaking plant matter down.
After a year, the composting process is complete. The rich results are ready for the next planting season.