Hi Sweetpea. The growing season here starts now (april/may), and about september/october is harvest time. Some vegetables (like kale and brussel's sprouts) can stay on the land during winter. Some herbs (like sage and rosemary) stay too, but the leaves become dry and we'll have to wait until next spring for fresh ones. This is a 'moderate climate': the winters are not very cold, only freezing a little and sometimes snow. More often the winter is very rainy and windy.