The last couple days have been FREEZING! The kind of day when you don't leave the house and keep a pot of coffee or cup of tea close by all day long.
But, we did have an amazing fall with warm, sunny days. The gardens have continued to produce for our own families into the beginning of November. It lulled us into such happiness that we were scrambling to get garlic planted at Halloween before rain storms.
So, now what? The next couple months can be as exciting as the actual growing season. I have seed catalogs with pages dog-eared, notes scribbled in the margins. My garden day planner has been getting as much use now as during planting -- checking comments on flavor, vigor, harvest timing and seed quantity from the past season. I am building a 2016 spreadsheet to finalize a planting plan. Drawing out garden plans to maximize production in our gardens while reducing labor. Researching structure designs for a permanent high tunnel/hoop house at the Hazelton location. Seeking out educational opportunities to expand our knowledge or production and business. Discussing growth opportunities and dreaming about where we will be in 2020!
Exciting things are happening at The Country Gardens.