I’ve put the gardens (my 2 vegetable gardens) to bed for the year. Since I won’t be planting a vegetable garden next year,( myhike2014.wordpress.com) I did things a little differently. After pulling the last leeks and carrots from the old garden and pulling the last kale from the newer garden I added all of my remaining compost, some lime and then seeded them both with clover. I have never planted a cover-crop before. My Dad always planted winter wheat in the fall and tilled it in, in the spring as a green manure. I’m hoping letting the gardens rest for a year will discourage the cabbage worms and a blight that my beets and Swiss chard get. I’ve also dug up a couple of parsley plants, potted them and have them in the south facing living-room window for fresh parley all winter long.