Let's Get Dirty | All Blogs


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.

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Grounding
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Monday, March 2, 2015

Get ready, set, grow
By Penny Stine
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: New Specs
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Grand Valley Climbing Center
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A little overdue but, hey, so was the baby
By Melinda Mawdsley
Tuesday, February 24, 2015


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy