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To: Diana in Wisconsin; MomwithHope; All

Howdy. First off, it’s Anniversary of PEARL HARBOR today. I just want to give thanks for our Great Military and prayers for all of our service members and their families. May God be with them.

My Dad was in the Coast Guard. He participated in the Atherton and USS Moberly’s sinking of the last U boat of WWII, off the coast of POINT JUDITH LIGHT-New England.

We got our first seed catalog yesterday-Seeds n Such-never seen it before. Today we got BAKERS CREEK—ShamWow! I’m letting hubby have first dibbs. Just briefly reviewed some notes on growing your own fertilizer from Ecology Action booklet.

I opened my garden folder to start thinking about what to plant this Spring, and the article on top was GARDENING IN THE SNOW. So I was going to set up a link to the article, but didn’t find it.

However, I did find many others of interest, that I’m going to post here for later reference/reading in case anyone else wants to take a look.

8 Snow-Hardy Vegetables You (Really) Can Grow During Winter ...
It is known that scallions, onions and leeks can survive under the snow if mulch has been used to create a layer of protection. The best time to harvest your winter produce is when temperatures are between a high 20 degrees Fahrenheit and low 30 degrees.

Winter Gardening Guide |
Zone 8. Temperatures usually stay above freezing in this zone but in rare cases they can dip to negative 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Some regions in this zone get snow and others get heavy rainfall. In arid areas without much wind, mulch may be the only protection needed to keep winter crops thriving most of the time.

18 Delicious Vegetables to Grow on the Winter and How to Grow ...
So keep this in mind if you are saving plants from your summer garden, so you can have a fresh tomato or pepper over the winter months. 3. Overwinter and Plant in a Heated Greenhouse. This final option is for people that want to be able to grow anything they want, any time they want.

How To Grow Vegetables Outdoors in The Winter | Empress of Dirt
Oct 3, 2016By planting a winter vegetable garden in the late summer and early fall, the vegetables have time to get established (tender roots and shoots will freeze, older ones will not) and you’ll have lots of food to harvest throughout the winter and into spring.

Winter Gardening: Best Crops to Extend Your Harvest ...
Aug 13, 2019Planting enough crops in late summer and fall to harvest throughout the winter. These late-sown crops reach maturity before the cold hits, but they hold well in the garden so you can harvest them when the rest of your crops has long tapered off.

Your Guide to Winter Container Gardening |
Jan 8, 2018The Basics. Since plants in containers are more vulnerable to cold than plants in the ground, the general rule for winter container gardening is to choose plants that are hardy to at least two zones colder than your own. Of course, this isn’t completely ironclad, as many trees, shrubs and perennials that are hardy in your zone can live...

PDF Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
Many cool-season crops produce well in the fall and, in mild-winter areas of the Pacific Northwest, hold through the winter if protected. You can plant these vegetables in mid- to late summer after you harvest spring crops and as space is available.

Snow Tolerant Vegetables - Harvest to Table
Snow on the winter vegetable garden does not mean the end of harvest. Snow will insulate winter crops from freezing temperatures and protect them until harvest. A killing frost or freeze will do more damage to winter vegetables than snow. Carrots, turnips, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, chard, and head lettuce can be harvested from under a blanket of snow.

Winter Gardening Tips: Best Winter Crops - Mother Earth News
But many gardeners are discovering the joys of harvesting fresh produce all winter long, which allows for feasts of cold-hardy crops that are just-picked and just right for the time of year. According to Jodi Lew-Smith of High Mowing Seeds in Wolcott, Vt., the seed-buying season used to be January, February and March.

Top ten winter vegetables | Life and style | The Guardian
Dec 6, 2013Savoy cabbage. Winter-cropping plants are incredibly forgiving, as long as they’re given the chance to build up a strong root system in summer. Good-sized heads will naturally follow. ‘Alaska’ ( Marshalls) is a favourite of mine because it’s compact and stands incredibly well through the winter.

Now I have to go do some bible study until the glare on the computer is gone—afternoon sunshine to enjoy in the greenhouse —great for reading fine print. Ha.


34 posted on 12/07/2019 12:09:31 PM PST by greeneyes
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To: greeneyes

You’re a busy lady, today! I got that ‘Seeds-n-Such’ catalog this week, too - it’s in the stack!

Thanks for all the links! *HEART*

43 posted on 12/07/2019 2:16:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: greeneyes

Remember Pearl Harbor became the battle cry. I was 8 years old when the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor and within 4 or 5 months my two older brothers had been drafted and a sister soon joined the WACs

62 posted on 12/07/2019 5:35:35 PM PST by tubebender
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