November 24, 2014
Whew! This week was no joke! Last week, most days were in the 60s or 70s. This week, we made it out of the 40s only one day. A shock to the system, for sure!
We are harvesting about 5 eggs/day. The chickens are finished moulting and they are so beautiful and fluffy! The few days I did brave the outdoors, I covered the strawberry beds for the winter. Paul says to cover them just enough for the leaves to lay down.(halfway done) In the spring, the old, weak plants will die and decompose while the young, strong plants will push through the mulch. This way
- you always have healthy strawberry plants
- no need to thin the strawberry plants
- and no need to replace them or transplant them (unless you want to, to expand, like I do).
This is the theory I am testing out. He does this every year. I guess I’ll find out in the spring 🙂
This week, I need to cover the brassicas with more cloth or plastic. All of the nights in the 20s this week has really had its toll on them. The broccoli plants may be lost.
Check out what other gardeners are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions today.