It has been pretty cold here. My two cold hoop houses are in full production for winter now, with arugula and all varieties of mustard, chard, and kale. My chicken and ducks are sharing one hoop house with the greens—blocked off, of course, from the greens, or the greens would be no more.
I’ve got a gardening group going up here too, kind of like yours, Bill. It is a very committed but small group. We share ideas, problems, and seeds, of course.
I’m also in the middle of planning a pretty big event called “Seedy Saturday.” These events are held all across Canada. It is basically a time of learning and a sharing of open-pollinated seeds. Last year we had about 500 folks attend. If it gets any bigger this year, I’ll be seeking a new venue.
I’m still doing some CSA baskets. I had lots of storable root veggies this year, squash, and cabbage, and with the hoop house greens, the baskets are pretty darn good! —Linda Crago, Wellandsport, Ontario