Yes most gardening has ended, if you have not grown any “cole crops” that is.
Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale make this family of veggies, and they are a tuff bunch.
It is true we haven’t had a killing frost here in our neck of the woods (well maybe not woods; if you lived in the woods you wouldn’t have a garden now would you?). You’ve still been harvesting tomatoes, Peppers, maybe beans and such while keeping an eye on the weather channel, and keeping the row covers close by. Well next week might just put the kibosh on the fresh vegetables for 2013.
But! If you’ve planted cole crops among your garden plant menagerie you can keep going! And with a more favorable outcome I might add.
It is true, with more frosts comes more and better flavor among these herbivorean ingredients in Cole Slaw. Natural sugars are formed and released with each frosty jacket your plants wake up wearing.
We all would love our children to like the vegetables in this group, so do yourself a favor, don’t try this culinary assault with store bought cole crops; you might as well say “here, eat this rot apple with the worm hanging out of it”. Find a farmer’s stand where you know he’s picked them after a couple frosts. If your kids still won’t eat them you’ll be thinking “Good, more for me!”