Well, this picture sums it up I think. I just read somewhere that by leaving your beans (legumes) to over winter, more nitrogen will be added to the soil. Too bad I didn't read that before I dug mine up. Marigolds and cilantro are over wintering, however, as I didn't get quite that far in my clean up. But I kept eating the cilantro right up until the first snow. Garlic is tucked in the third raised bed to the far left. A few parsnips are buried in the one far right. A few carrots, behind that. My chickens are doing really well despite the snow cover. This past season's worn out gloves wave hello. Someone thought it would be fun to dig one up as a Halloween trick but I wasn't scared.