The garden beds are now readied for winter, a sign of quieter days ahead. To the rear, one of the hoop-covered beds holds hardy carrots, celeriac, and leeks. The other one contains kale, chard and salad greens snug under an extra layer of row cover beneath the hoops. In the front, a floating row cover provides some extra protection for frost-tolerant tatsoi and chicories. As for the middle bed, the cover is to keep it from freezing to allow us to plant garlic before the month’s end.
Harvesting: Chicories (puntarelle), tatsoi, kale, chard, salad greens, and fennel.
Preserving: Red pepper ristras for drying.