Kales in the winter garden. I like to let the annual garden stay in through the winter, knowing that some things will keep alive and the plant roots will feed the soil microbes through photosynthesis. It also allows the garden to be decorative over the winter and I get appreciate the displays of life, decay and regrowth. The kales left in the garden will produce early spring flowers for the pollinators and visual enjoyment to then be replaces with new plants.
Purple kale bucket
Purple kale trunk regrowing leaves
Tiger in winter garden
Multiflora Rose in sunset
Sheets on clothes line
Winter brassica arrangement
Inside looking out
White oyster mushroom spawn inoculated into shredded cardboard and layered into a recycled plastic planter pot. For inoculation I put the white plastic bag over the top and after a few weeks when I peeked it looked like this. I decided to try to top fruit the oysters in our shower tub since it is a little too cold outside and that way I can keep an eye on the daily growth. I spray water with a small spray bottle a few times a day for moisture.
Day 6, ready to eat the first tub grown oyster mushroom and they were yummy.
Sautéed oyster mushroom with garlic, onion and carrot top. Sweet carrot, beet, daikon, red cabbage and kale sautéed with brown rice and pink ginger curry sauerkraut.
Pink Yarrow just keeps going