I wish. My yard is typically under a couple feet of snow from December to March. But I have dreams of tearing off the rotten old roof of an outbuilding and re-roofing it with plexiglass so I can have an enormous cold frame producing spinach all year long...
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This week's haul: baby butternut squash (that's the end!) celery fennel onion chard kale collards mustard corn salad parsley jalapeno pepper I had to tear out most of the nasturtiums, but not all the tomato plants have died, and the serrano peppers did very well in the frost.
I do year-round, but my busiest times are March and September. There isn't as much to do in the winter, except harvest. I start my "new" season over the Christmas holidays. That's when I plant the garlic and fava beans.
Do you practice Year-Round Gardening or do you like to take a break? I'm in a region now that's perfect for it.
Growing up in Oregon, the last thing we would do is harvest the filberts (a type of hazelnut) and preserve the fall season fruits and vegetables. Then we relaxed until January when we would read seed catalogs. Then it was plan the garden in February and plant in late March. Except for my Grandmother who would always have a contest with her neighbor to see who could get peas in the ground the earliest!
Now I live in the Gulf South and I'm slowly getting used to the different seasons. I'm seeing an early planting, maybe February, and then harvesting in May/June. In July and August it's so hot that I really don't want to be out longer than 10 minutes at a time so perhaps give it a little rest until late September and do another planting.
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