Dan and I continue to plug away at the fall garden chores. Today I pulled more of the IRT mulch, which I must say despite how fussy it is to lay down, I love. There were NO WEEDS under it. None. The soil warmed earlier, cooled later, and needed less frequent watering. Amazing. You can be sure I will be using it again.
I also planted garlic bulbils and spinach in the hoophouse. I hope the bulbils will lead to garlic chives, and the spinach will germinate and overwinter for early spring spinach. I should have planted the spinach earlier, but am just getting to it now, nearly a month later than last year. Sigh. Ah well, at least it is planted.
The hoophouse is feeding us some nice fresh greens right now. Terrific lettuce, arugula, Asian greens, sage and parsley are gracing the dinner plate, and I have carrots and young seedlings of lettuce and arugula planted. Will they live through the winter? Who knows, but why not try.