Since posting about the kale last week I've gotten a few questions about our winter garden, so I thought I would take the opportunity to share some insider information about our garden.
Ah, the kale... so tasty in soup.
As I've mentioned before I really can't take credit for the garden. I'm really good at planning what we should plant and offering directives on the aesthetics of the layout. When it comes to actually digging in the dirt, well, I leave that to Dan and if it weren't for him I wouldn't get to grow and eat things like this...
...one of several small butter lettuce heads.
...little carrots pulled straight from the ground.
A big part of what makes this all work are these miniature green houses that Dan designed and built...
They're made of PVC piping and wood and covered in heavy plastic, so they're pretty lightweight and easy to move. They do a great job protecting the plants from the weather and keep it toasty warm for them to grow.
We don't have a lot of stuff growing this winter. Since it was our first year we thought we would just try a few things-- mostly carrots, butter lettuce, kale, and chard.
And that's our garden.