Here are the remains of the broccoli stalks after harvest and the cabbage I ripped out after the infestation of cabbage worms. I don't have a compost pile, but I threw them in the woods behind us instead of in the garbage cans.
Could the demise cabbage be my fault? Yes. I didn't spray them with BT, but they served almost as a trap crop, for the broccoli didn't sport a single cabbage worm all season, so I've made my peace with the cabbage.
This December's Death Day begs the question: Can there be death without life, for nothing much is in the garden at this point. It is winter and nothing much is expected to grow. This used to be a beautiful hanging pot of flowers on our deck. It's dead....but is it? For some reason it keeps wanting to put out new life. I should cut away the dead ends and see if it survives the harsher January and February weather.
Get in on Garden Blogger's Death Day yourself! It's hosted by Kate over at Gardening Without Skills.
The broccoli in the other corner yard are growing small heads 4 inches across or so. They're growing very, very slowly, but I'm still excited that there's one more broccoli harvest coming in.
Happy New Year!
The morning sure will come early tomorrow. Sweet gardening dreams.