Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Around the Garden
Most of the work in the garden this week has been the hard stuff, shoveling, moving, and dumping compost and soil. I am thinking close to 35 loads were moved on the weekend, and with that last load, all the beds are now topped up. Soon they will get a layer of leaves, and then they will be ready for winter.
The tunnel covers were suppose to go up this week, but whenever I planned to do it, it was raining, too windy, or Justin wasn't here to help. So, with a forecast of sunnier and warmer days this weekend we will get them up and secured, ready for winter.
The strawberries are still producing, the raspberries are ripening, carrots are being harvested by little hands, and the first harvest from the fall/winter garden was brought in, just a few baby greens to make a salad...kale, chard and romaine.
We have been discussing some plans for next year, where and how to plant the potatoes and squashes, how many berry bushes to order, what kinds of things we want to grow, and what new things we want to try. These discussions will go on and on over the winter, often times with much excitement as we dream about the possibilities. Usually during the winter, all we have are the dreams, but this year will be a little different with the winter garden. These are exciting times around here, with lots of good food to carry us through those dark, cold days of winter.
How are things around your garden?