Preparing for Winter

 

Farm Journal – week of

6th December – 12th December 2015

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This week David has donned his handyman cap. Because the weather has been so mild and we can open the windows; David has been painting inside. He also worked on the wood burning stove, in the garden shed, and its chimney pipe.

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Normally, at this time of year, our greenhouse is teaming with life. However, because of a major aphid infestation, all of the radishes that I had cultivated in the growing beds and most of the hot pepper plants that I was over wintering on the shelves had to be removed. I still have a few chard, cardoon(this is their second winter) and three hot pepper plants (I have had these for several years). If I can not control the aphids on these plants they will have to go as well. We need a clean house for germinating and growing our Spring and Summer crops.121215_fj_greenhouse

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root balls of the hot pepper plants – after the dirt is knocked off and add to the former cabbage bed these plants will be put into the compost pile.

 

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

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