The garden is slowly creeping towards its winter slumber. While I love every single moment I get to to spend here, spring and fall are my favorite seasons. I love the frenetic energy that happens in the garden early in the year and the more relaxed pace as the cooler weather creeps in.
This past weekend we finally took some time to do some garden cleanup. We’re still getting peppers, zucchini, beets, and carrots so it’s easy to put off the cleanup. But with a blink of an eye, October will be gone and I’ll be kicking myself that I didn’t get more accomplished before the ground freezes.
The garden beds are now getting prepped to plant garlic and shallots and a new bed of lettuces and winter greens have already been planted. As the leaves fall they get shredded to use as blanket for the beds. Then in the spring, they get tilled into the soil providing excellent organic matter.
The garden cottage and maison de poulet is starting to take shape and will be ready to welcome some feathered friends this coming spring!
I just received this catalog from McMurray Hatchery and I’m soaking up every morsel of info about each breed.
And finally, we got to enjoy our first apple a few days ago. They aren’t picture perfect but they taste pretty darn good!
Thanks for spending a little time in the garden with me! How does your garden grow?