I FINALLY made it out to the garden today to do my final dig for the year. All the recent rain made pulling dahlia and gladiola tubers an easy task. Well, aside from the dahlia that was intertwined with a rat's nest of asparagus roots, that one took a beating as I tugged and ripped the tubers off the main stem one by one....I am hoping rot does not set in in all the newly exposed flesh.
I also pulled most of the remaining carrots. One of the later sowings had not put on much growth, so I left them...here is the bunch I pulled, disappointing!
I have so many carrot varieties growing in three different beds, too many for me to keep straight....not sure which 2 varieties these are, but I can at least narrow it down: the carrots in the spinner basket are either Mokum or Bolero. The bunch to the left of the basket are either Petite 'n Sweet or Short 'n Sweet. They smelled so good as they were tugged from the earth, it will be interesting to see if the cold weather sweetened them up or not. The Napoli I sowed never took off (my bad, they went in quite late). I am going to cover them with straw and hope they winter over for an early Spring carrot.
Lastly, some Rouge D' Hiver romaine will be on the menu tonight, nothing like being spoiled by crisp greens from the garden in mid- December!
(P.S.- we have a Christmas tree on the premises, though it has not made it IN the house. Baby steps. :) )