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After our fairly successful summer garden abruptly died back during our first heavy frost, I removed many of our summer plants, and Lisa and I replanted some of those spaces with winter vegetables which have been growing steadily since then. Although we’ve been having periods of steady rains, on the morning of January 23rd, we awoke to a white wonderland, our garden plots covered with an inch or so of snow.

The following picture pairs were taken first in the morning, then about noon on the same day. What a difference a few hours makes in the mood of a garden! But obviously the winter vegetables are resistant to some snow and sub-freezing temperatures!

Garden overviews–morning:

Garden overviews–morning:

Garden overviews – morning and noon:

Garden overviews–noon:

Left to right: Calendula, Lettuce, Cauliflower:

Left to right: Calendula, Lettuce, Cauliflower:

Left to right: Calendula, Lettuce, Cauliflower:

Left to right: Calendula, Lettuce, Cauliflower:

Spinach, weeds, and chard:

Spinach, weeds, and chard:

Spinach, weeds, and chard:

Spinach, weeds, and chard:

Foreground: Celery and broccoli; rear: various winter greens, including kale and chard

Foreground: Celery and broccoli; rear: various winter greens, including kale and chard

Foreground: Celery and broccoli; rear: various winter greens, including kale and chard

Foreground: Celery and broccoli; rear: various winter greens, including kale and chard

Left bed: cabbage; right bed: onions and shallots:

Left bed: cabbage; right bed: onions and shallots:

Left bed: cabbage; right bed: onions and shallots:

Left bed: cabbage; right bed: onions and shallots:

Foreground: broccoli; background: kale and cilantro:

Foreground: broccoli; background: kale and cilantro:

Foreground: broccoli; background: kale and cilantro:

Foreground: broccoli; background: kale and cilantro:

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