Video: November 2018 Microstead Check-in


In this video update, I do a quick peek at the backyard experiments I’m running in the garden this autumn/winter. We look at the progress of beet and red cabbage seeds, as well as the onion and garlic bulbs. I also talk briefly about the recent large amounts of rain (5”+) we’ve received, along with the first below freezing temperature dips of the season.

In the past two years I’ve observed that the winter has been much warmer than usual, and from that observation I hypothesized that the growing season could be extended through the use of hoop house greenhouses.

I was a little late installing these green houses (only a few weeks out from first frost, would have preferred at least 30 days), and with the added cloudiness and cold from the rain I’m uncertain if we’ll obtain a yield on any of these projects. Nevertheless, watching the process and collecting data is important.

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Pat Mosley (NC LMBT #16882) is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist in the Winston-Salem area. His work is rooted in compassionate touch, permaculture, and deep ecology with the resilience of all Earth's children in mind. Connect with him via email to

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