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Now it’s really the end of gardening season

By Penny Stine

I guess this really is the end. With more snow forecast for tomorrow and the next day accompanied by even the cold-hardiest killing frosts, I should probably go pick the few remaining leeks and the one remaining celery root.


If I wait, the ground will get too hard to pull anything loose.

 

 

 

I picked these a week or two ago when we got snow on a Saturday and my husband decided it would be a good day to make vegetable beef soup. Although we used some fresh and some frozen vegetables, we also used leeks and celery root that I pulled that day.


 

Yes, I had to uncover the celery root before I could pull it. Luckily, I remembered where it was, since the garden was covered in snow.  

 

I still have a few herbs out there that I'll try to pick tonight, too, even if I end up picking by flashlight, since it's almost dark by 5 p.m. 

 

I'm sure the neighbors think I'm nuts, since they drive by and wave to me when I'm out bundled up in the garden in December, but I don't care. 

 

After all, I've got this to show for my efforts - isn't it a beauty? 

OK, so celery root won't win any prizes for its looks. but it is kinda cool to be pulling something out of a garden this late in the season.

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