It looks as though our unusually warm beginning-of-winter weather is over. High winds started two nights ago and have definitely blown in a new weather front. Our high temps for the past two days have been only in the low 30s and high 20s accompanied by snow flurries. One to three inches of snow is forecast for Sunday.
Whoo-ee, gotta say this is more like our typical November weather.
Later into the season than usual, today was the time to cover the strawberry plants and asparagus with straw mulch for the winter.
These are three rows of the new strawberry plants we put in this year.
They sure have remained robust and healthy looking late into the season.
The everbearing strawberry plants are in a different area of the garden and are even bigger than these June bearing plants. By all rights (and with a little luck -- and sunshine -- thrown in) we should have as many strawberries as we want (and then some) in the 2016 gardening season. Good thing 'cause we were really short in the strawberry department this past summer which did not set well with my strawberry-lovin' husband!
Now if we do, indeed, get those couple inches of snow this weekend on top of the mulch spread today, all will be snug and cozy in the garden 'til spring.
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