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Winter Gardening in Western Massachusetts

inside_hoophouse

Gardening season outside is way over – I woke up to a dusting of snow today – but our Hoophouse garden is in full swing! (the hoophouse is an unheated plastic greenhouse)

These little sprouts of Beet, Lettuce, and Spinach will be dormant during Winter, but will start growing again when the sunlight comes back in early February and should be ready for eating by March.

We also have Mizuna, Tatsoi, and Kale started, as well as a few Rosemary and English Thyme plants I moved in from the garden to over-winter.

Though this ‘extended garden season’ makes getting through the cold, dark Winter much easier for me, I still can’t wait for the day I’m out there picking my first Spring salad šŸ˜‰