|Transplants from Pop, December 3rd, 2012|
Barb and Rob had raked a bunch of leaves into the cold frame beds, so it was an easy job to rake them back out to have a nicely prepared bed to receive the transplants.
|Thank you Barb and Rob|
|In they went|
|And a second frame|
Mission accomplished. Grow well my little veggies.
Today, in early December, the temperature hit a wonderful 63 degrees. So I had to go back to the park to putz around and clean things up. Bob King was there today. Bob had some plots at the park nearly thirty years ago when they first started up the community gardens. He was standing next to a plot that had lettuce, spinach and beets.
|About to be plowed, December 3rd, 2012|
I asked him what he was up to.
"Cleanin up", he says. Said he was coming back tomorrow to plow everything under for the winter." Bob, you can't do that. Would you mind if I dug some of this stuff up for my cold frames".
"George, have all you want. I am just going to till it in in the morning".
I grabbed my shovel, borrowed a wheel barrow, and started loading transplants onto my truck.
Red oak leaf lettuce on the left, spinach in the middle, and cos lettuce on the right. I went back over to Bob and asked him why he was tilling under the spinach. I told him the spinach should survive the winter, though the lettuce would turn to mush with a hard freeze. So I won the spinach a reprieve. He will till around it to see what happens in the spring. I hope that spinach prospers.
So in the morning I gave Barb a bunch of transplants from my garden. But by the afternoon, I had been rewarded aplenty, with loads more than I started with. Barb, you want some more goodies?