With our garlic bedded down, this year's growing season is officially complete. We planted 120 row feet of garlic, which could produce 30 lbs next year. We mulched with our wheat straw, scythed and carried just a few feet, from the 300 square foot plot of bread wheat grown in the background of the image.
Although we are still grazing on chard and kale, and expect Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage any day now, there are more bare spots than growing things when I look at the garden through the kitchen window. We are cleaning up the garden now, collecting decaying plant matter for the compost pile, and gathering seed crops we managed to squeeze in to our growing season.
We let the hens loose durring the day to scratch around for grubs in the newly turned ground. Our garden, including grains, will double next year to just over a half acre. Of course, the hens also help Pilgrim clean up any oats he leaves behind.