Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Gardening

The weather has been amazing for mid November. The hoses are still out for getting water to the animals which is the latest we've ever had the hoses out. Today I planted strawberry runners given to me by a friend.
The garlic is up and I also mulched it today.
The second oat cover crop I took a gamble on planting is coming up (foreground)
In October the long range forecast looked pretty good for a second planting of oats and I am glad I gave it a chance. The garden in late fall is much greener than it ever was in the past now that I am doing more with cover crops.

The greenhouse also got some attention. I have been adding composted sheep manure by the wheel barrow load and the soil is much improved. Today I planted spinach, and three different varieties of lettuce. There are also some volunteers coming up of Red Russian Kale, spinach, and red mustard.
I don't expect much from the seeding over the winter but I will get salad greens super early in the spring, way earlier than I would ever think to plant seeds.

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks great. You've reminded me that I need to get mulching as well. Our first hard freeze is forecasted for tonight!