October 2, 2012
Putting the garden to bed for the winter.
It is that time of the year...
Frost is on the horizon and we know that
the rest of the garden will fall.
Actually mine already fell a few weeks back when
we had an overnight frost.. just one night but it
did it's job. We harvest what we had left.
I had two tomato plants I babied, trying to get the
tomatoes to redden up.. Finally gave up on it. And
I picked them all, put them in boxes to ripen if they will.
Next year we are going to try a new way of gardening. We
will keep our raised beds. But I shoved out last week,
about 4 inches of the old dirt. I laid down newspaper and
laid compost about 3 inches thick on top of that. Next will
be wood chips. But need to find the right kind of wood.
Cedar and Alder are a no no...
Looking forward to this new type.. as it is suppose to
be less watering.. and also plants (vegetables) are
suppose to come out cleaner. And they say..no weeds,
but that remains to be seen. So have it almost set
up and then let the winter have the garden…and see
what results we have next year.
These tomatoes look more like Halloween candy...