Thursday, October 15, 2015

Frost Protection

Supposed to get super cold.  I decided to pull anything in the garden that might be killed by the frost, and take steps to protect the few things that might survive it.
So I pulled carrots, celery, and turnips, and then created some quick hoops to protect things like lettuce, spinach, and kale.
 A wheelbarrowfull of produce.
I then had to figure out what to do with all this! I began by cutting off carrot tops from carrots, and also turnip greens from turnips... the celery will take a long time to clean and store, so i put it all in a bucket of water to hold it .
Rabbits get the carrot tops, we get the turnip greens. In fact, they got cooked for supper with a few chopped turnip bits...yummy.

Generally speaking, the cellar isnt cold enough to store these root crops yet, so i still have to figure a temporary solution till cold temps are here to stay.  I dont know about you, but we dont have room in our frig for 40 pounds of root crops and five gallons of celery... i will have to get creative.

For the things that are left, i made hoop houses and covered them with plastic.  Even the chicken coop got some plastic covering on its side wall.


  1. I see you have several helpers there! An abundant harvest after so much work and care. New Hampshire fits you and I am jealous.

  2. They are always in the middle of everything.
    We miss you guys!