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« on: March 06, 2013 04:54:40 PM »

I thought I'd share our winter gardening efforts.  Here's one of two garlic beds we planted in October. We have peas, lettuce, carrots and spinach planted in other exterior raised beds, those aren't up yet.


Inside the greenhouse is another story!  Here is the spinach we've been enjoying for the past few months.  Isn't it gorgeous?


This bed has spinach, lettuce and rutabaga greens.  Yum.


Our carrots are almost ready to harvest.  Baby ones, at least. 


Pea flowers.  We have both shelling and snow peas. 


A broccoli bouquet.  I've been putting this in stir fry and quiche.


Kohlrabi.  Amazing!  It's good raw, baked, fried and mashed. 


We grow our own citrus, even though we're in Virginia (zone 7).


Baby beets.


And inside the house, we've got peppers and cucumbers and tomatoes ready for transplanting into peat pots.  Those will be in the ground before we know it!


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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013 04:58:47 PM »

Awesome! I haven't tried kohlrabi before but I want to!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013 05:25:31 PM »

Wow! Wonderful growing and harvest!

I noticed the soil in the raised beds looks dark, rich, moist, thin, a dream compared to my soil full of clay, pebbles, bugs, slugs, weeds' seeds and centipedes. I need to work more on the soil.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013 05:57:36 PM »

Thanks guys!  Our natural soil is clay and rocks also, yoopidou.  We swear by a local commercial compost. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013 06:16:36 PM »

Ah ah compost! Last year, my husband finally realized is compost bin and took care of the compost. He is very happy that it turn out a beautiful black compost, but there is almost none. From a bigger than 2 feet cube filled twice, he got one bucket. At this rate, I will have one terrace of good soil in twenty years! Buying it seems a very good idea.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013 08:22:10 PM »

It looks like the green house is very very green!! Everything looks delicious, especially those lemons!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013 02:40:58 AM »

Looking at all those yummy healthy fresh veggies is making me hungry! It's great that you're able to reap the benefits of your garden all year round Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013 05:02:57 AM »

You guys are doing great considering the climate. A very diverse selection of veggies. I've never had or heard of kohlrabi. What is the flavor like? How to you prep it for cooking/eating?
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013 06:31:14 AM »

That looks absolutely wonderful!  That spinach is beautiful!  You have peas and carrots already planted outside?  Well, I guess it is March, but didn't you just have snow?  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013 10:36:59 AM »

This makes me so happy and wanting spring to come now!  Smiley
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