(If anyone has more photos, please send them to us! We don't have anything so far that show the incredible work that
went on to dig out the raspberry bushes, and would love more pictures of any part of the day.)
What's left in the garden? Six winter beds. We actually had a light frost the day after everyone worked so hard. The only sign of it were a few wilted & drooping leaves on the nasturtium plants, but the signs were obvious. It's been warm since, so plants are pretty happy over there for now.
Plants that will take a light frost:
Swiss chard, Asian greens, mustard greens, arugula, broccoli, chives
Plants that take a hard frost:
kale & collards, Brussel sprouts
We have been saving some seeds, talking about what went well this year and what didn't, thinking about how to plan next year. Everyone is disheartened by the sporadic vandalism and theft of produce, which seriously intensified during the past month. But we all really love gardening in this peaceful, beautiful place, and are looking forward to an even better year next spring. After a chance to rest up and catch up on other things, that is!