Firstly, Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you have a great time 🙂

Well, it’s the end of the year, but as the kitchen garden is going there’s no stopping.
In my previous attempts of growing veggies, they would have shut down and been cleared by the end of October.

Not sure how it is doing so well; apart from caring for the soil much better back in early spring.

I added lots of compost, eggshells and lawn clippings. The green in the garden is truly breathtaking as it has never looked this healthy before. The temperatures are doing quite well for the UK too.

Still keeping on harvesting!

Right now, I have sprouts, beetroot, parsnips, carrots, radish, broccoli and spring onions.

Can anyone spot the visitor? 🙂

Dig or no-dig?

As for the soil, I dug deep, initially to remove buried bricks and rubble as well as an old archaic pond liner. So the latest topic these days is to dig or not. I see why not but considering the compaction and drainage as an important factor, I felt it has helped.
There’s still room for digging

So what is next?

Well, the soil will get a helping hand again in the next month as I intend to tip the rotting vegetation onto the ground to break down with the frosts. Soil should never lay bare, as the nutrients will be washed away.
I already have garlic planted a few months back, which are now growing. There is still lettuce in the cold frame too.

My next mission will be to sort out the strawberries. The runners and new plants went out of control. I just stepped back and let it happen as this mass of overwhelming tentacles went rampant.

Therefore, soon that is my new job.

Share your current state of your garden. I would love to see tips on keeping the garden going through the winter months.

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