It’s seems like just yesterday when I finished putting the Renaissance kitchen garden to bed for the season. In the cold of late November I was cutting down perennials and spreading ample amounts of hay and straw in the garden for winter protection. I left some root crops like carrots, beets and turnips to overwinter. We’ll see how they fare in the spring.

This winter I am busy preparing to teach a course I designed around the garden  as well as planning for a new seed order, etc. It has been my pleasure to bring you news and pictures of the UMass Renaissance center’s Kitchen Garden this season. Check back after winter for more information about next season’s garden, plants added and more!

“Keep your faith in beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone.”
–  Roy R. Gibson

Below are some winter photos of the garden captured by John Gerber.