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Peppers, Swiss chard and carrots

ac   Iimg_5715November 29 and the peppers are done!   They are no longer ripening properly, so I  picked the peppers to finish ripening in the house and pulled the plants.   It’s hard to believe that the weather has been this mild.  By late October, they should have frozen.   As soon as they ripen, the extras will go into the freezer to remind me of summer when I use them.

img_5716Here is a sink full of Swiss chard and a few carrots, I pulled on which to munch.  The chard will also go into the freezer to be used in smoothies and other recipes.  The carrots will be pulled throughout the winter as we need them.   I would have been more than happy to share some of the produce, but it seems children don’t want food that they know comes out of the ground – they prefer food from the pretty racks in the store.  And adults don’t want to pick their own food.   It’s too much work.  Interesting, isn’t it?    So this year the sheep and chickens ate the extra pumpkins, cabbage, peppers, celery and other foods.  They do enjoy them.

Tomorrow, the kale and parsley should be picked.





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  1. I finally got around to pulling the last of our carrots last week – we finally had a hard frost predicted (about 4 weeks later than normal for S.W. Ontario), and I was afraid I’d lose the tops and then not be able to find them.
    Our church had a community garden this summer, and the local co-operative / low income housing area near us and the women’s shelter benefited from most of the fresh produce. The families at the co-op want to have the garden there next year, so hopefully, a generation of children will grow up learning that they can grow their own food and enjoy some fantastic produce!