|straw bales with fiberglass panel on top - a fave hangout|
|Herbs l to r: comfrey, lemon balm, calendula, chickweed, lavender|
|Chickweed and Provence lavender|
|Olive oil added and ready for lids and labels|
|New Hampshire, Dominique, and Partridge Rock munch hot peppers|
|Dominque with hot peppers|
In the garden I have several beds seeded with cover crops (pictures are from a week ago, they are taller now). We had our first hard frost of 27 degrees 2 nights ago, which knocked out the tomatoes, zucchini, nasturtiums, and hurt the peppers but didn't kill them. Everything else was wilty with cold but promptly bounced back when warmed by the sun (parsnips, napa cabbage, cover crops, lettuce, arugula). The kale laughed and just kept growing.
|Cover crop mix: forage radish, Austrian field pea, winter rye|
|Veg from the garden|
|salad from the garden|
Harvested my first cultivated mushrooms ever. Wine caps from some spore I put on woodchips under our Sweet Bay Magnolia tree in early summer. Score. I tried them because I read they were fairly easy to grow - a good beginner mushroom. Seems to be the case.
|first mushroom harvest ever: wine caps|