The Last Harvest

Winter is closing in here. Daytime temperatures have fallen to the point where little or no growth can happen. Frost has killed many leaves. So, I harvested my horseradish, asparagus seeds (again), and the grapes. It’s amazing how many grapes escaped the earlier predation in September covered in leaves as they were. With the leaves gone I was able to harvest a few litres of grapes and will have hundreds of grape seedlings next year. They taste lovely and sweet this time of year. I even had a few beets survive the horrid summer and grow into worthwhile roots and tops into October.

It’s all good. I’ve ordered a bunch more seeds for trees:

  • white oak,
  • red oak,
  • red maple,
  • sugar maple,
  • butternut, and
  • dogwood.

I may order an apple for the spring with Goodland on top and Antonovka for a root. I will splice the root and have both Goodland and Antonovka both good-sized hardy apple trees. I need more apples to feed the rabbits and deer faster so some will be left for me… 😉

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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