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Winter Garden - A Synopsis

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Project by Vallyncia posted 04-10-2011 01:26 PM 1957 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the end, my winter garden ended up being somewhat successful.
I lost quite a few plants to moth caterpillars and frost bite but I still managed to get a few survivors.
I have a couple cabbages, some turnips, kale, and broccoli sprouts to show for my efforts.
The best part of this experience? Learning what to do next year! Next year I have every intention of growing a winter garden again, but this time I will grow my own seedlings and only plant what I know will be most likely to survive.
Oh, and my garlic is doing well too! I’m very excited to harvest that in a couple months.
Pictures:
My personal plot in April, showing what survived the winter.
Turnips, cabbage, and garlic in my personal plot.
Kale in the food bank plot.
Broccoli sprouts in the food bank plot.

-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison



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Vallyncia

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hardiness zone 8

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-10-2011 01:59 PM

oh my – I would say that is a success!!
your plants that survived look so healthy.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

5121 posts in 3292 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-10-2011 02:27 PM

What beautiful looking soil. Great looking produce as well. Congrats !

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Monnie31

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posted 04-10-2011 06:04 PM

Nice job, I am not sure anything would winter well here

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-10-2011 07:10 PM

Monnie, where is here?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-11-2011 07:45 AM

The plants that did survive look great.Every year we gardeners learn something new about what will and will not grow in our areas.After more than 30 years of gardening I am still learning.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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